To my dear friends and all who are holding us in your concern and support —
This hurricane is pretty scary, although some of the most catastrophic forecasts seem to have been reduced this morning…
We live about 150 miles inland, in Durham, NC. We’ve been told to expect 40-50mph winds (64-80km) for the next several days, with flooding rains. That almost certainly means our power here at Laurel Hill Cottage will go out.
Since there are only 2 families on our little gravel road, we are not a top priority for getting power restored, so I may be gone for a while (because my cable and modem will also be out, and cell coverage is spotty even on good days).
However we have spent the week preparing, with plenty of water (we are on a well that requires electricity to run), food, and so on. The thing I most dread is not having the A/C, because it is quite miserably hot and sticky.
More importantly, though, I pray that our dear trees will withstand the several days of high winds and rain. That is our biggest fear, since our house is closely snuggled in with many LARGE oaks, maples, poplars, sweetgums, etc.
So I am grateful for any and all prayers, magical weavings, and Reiki for us and our two kitties — but also including our tree friends and all the wildlife that our home is sanctuary to.
I will stay in touch as I am able, but I wanted to reassure you that we are not in the coastal danger zone. And we have done all we can think of to prepare, both in sacromagical and mundane ways.
Thank you with all my heart.