Our lack of power has more to do with our location on a street that had many downed trees and wires than anything else. There are homes a couple of blocks away, much closer to the water, that lost electricity for only a few hours.
We do, however, have a small generator at our disposal thanks to the company for which Tim works. And because Tim is a brilliant engineer and problem-solver, we’re able to have a few lights, refrigerator, and heat. But no Internet. And pretty much everything I do, I do on the Internet.
I’ve been making an extra effort to practice acceptance and I have to say that it has made a world of difference in many ways. The storm and its aftermath is a circumstance I can’t control or change. How fast the electric company works is also out of my control. As a matter of fact, as I was writing this post, the Mayor of our city came in and we chatted for a few minutes. He said it might not be until Tuesday that we get power. What I CAN control and change (if needed…and yes, there are times it is needed) are my thoughts about these circumstances. Practicing acceptance starts with me, and ripples out to those around me, and into the community.
My heart goes out to those who lost their homes, or worse, a loved one.