the following post isn't pretty...
it's hard to look at.
it's heart wrenching.
it's homes torn apart.
and now threatened with mold.
it's life as we new it, torn apart.
and it's hard.
very hard. to see. to smell. and deal with.
and it's right down the street.
the waters have receded.
the clean up has begun
the healing has begun.
and the HELP has begun.
this group of helpers were relieved and so grateful for the pizza and Gatorade my dear hubby donated today.
one homeowner said it "tasted so good to have something substantial to eat."
lots of hugs were shared.
and we will get through this together.
i am very grateful for Anderson Cooper of CNN television for visiting River Plantation yesterday and sharing some of this turmoil with the world. I lived in this condo complex for 5 years when my kids were really little and my heart aches for the devastation here......
a foot note...i had very little damage to my own home. We are drying out our crawlspace and will have to tear out the soaked insulation surrounding the ducts, but that is NOTHING compared to the devastation nearby.
i thank you all so much for your kind and supportive comments. Before this storm, I found so much joy visiting pretty little blogs and gardening and decorating and painting in my studio, etc. that all seems so silly to me now.
right now, none of that matters to me.........
my neighbors matter.