This is not so much a post for Terri LaBonte: Reinventing Myself In Retirement as just a message to let you all know that, despite the discombobulations of my life in the past ten days, I am alive and well and still living in central Florida. I’ll be posting more details in posts over the next few weeks, but, for now, just now that we are safe and all manner of things will be well….. once we regain power.
My beautiful mother passed away early in the morning of September 2. In my sadness, I began frantically grasping distraction- accepting any and all invitations, volunteering for projects and organizations, planning fun outings for the next year.
Before I got very far into my business mania, we heard that Hurricane Irma was on its way and would likely impact central Florida pretty significantly. We spent days preparing and I spent lots of brain cells worrying.
Irma hit on Sunday and we hunkered down to wait out the blast. And blast it was. Blessedly, we are safe and the house seems to have weathered everything quite nicely. The wind was still bad Monday, but we were obviously past the worst. Today, we did clean up.
We don’t have power or internet and won’t until the middle of whenever. Still, we count ourselves lucky and gifted by God. My cell phone battery has died and so has my laptop battery. I am charging them both in the community clubhouse, as I type.
Just wanted to let you know that I’ll post again as soon as I can. Thank you all for your prayers and support.