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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What Can We Do?

In about an hour, Anne and I will be leaving,
heading to our church to help make bag lunches
for people in the local flooded areas.

In the car is our dehumidifier, which Howard bought earlier this
month to dry out the new concrete on the French drains in our cellar.
Someone right now needs it more than we do,
because we are lottery-win-style lucky.

Had we not moved to That Old House 3-and-a-half years ago, we'd be in the thick of it.

See that stop sign?  On the other side of that road is the old house we used to live in.
Dion used to read his "pee-mail" on that street sign, now nearly submerged.
I lifted this picture from the Facebook page of our former babysitter and neighbor, Jackie.  

Our dear old Craftsman, in the late Fall of 2007.

I still have dreams that we live here.
I think you always feel a special love for the house where your children grew up.

Well, we're off to make sandwiches; it's such a small thing, but at least it's something.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  See you tomorrow ... Cass

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  1. (((((Hugs)))) to you sweet lady and to all those you are helping. I had been thinking about you and wondering how you were. I am so sorry about your old home but I am betting it will rise up from this mess and be fine. After all, it is loved and love is strong!

  2. So happy that you didn't get flooded, but I do feel for those who did...any type of help is needed in these's very kind of you to help out.


  3. If everyone did as you are doing everyone would be cared for.
    I'm so glad that you and Howard are safe and dry. (oh, and Dion too!)

  4. Oh my goodness! I cannot imagine the feeling you have about your old house! The divine really stepped in. Good luck with volunteering and be safe! When Nashville flooded last year we barely made it on the news because everybody stepped out and helped one another. It was amazing!

  5. Glad to hear that all of you are safe, dry, and enjoying electricity. I've still no made contact with a friend in RI.
    I know your caring heart is greatly appreciated.

  6. Truly a lovely thing to do, there but for the grace of God...
    I still dream of my old house, I am inside and shouldnt be and have to leave quickly before the new owners get home!! Do I need therapy? xx

  7. Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday participant today, what a lovely blog and thank goodness you moved and are now able to help others who have not been so lucky in the wake of Irene.

  8. So happy to hear that your beautiful home and you/family was not affected but am so saddened for all those other people in your community. You may think that making sandwiches is a small thing but I'm guessing that it will be appreciated much more than you know.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  9. You do have a big heart God bless you.

  10. It is people like you that make our world go round.
    Bless you.
    The homes is charming. Wow, the water sure did get deep. Memories of the places we used to live always are close to my heart.
    Hugs, Jeanne


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