Monday, August 20, 2007

The Aftermath

Electric was restored during the night and I wanted to let you know that Roger, Chester and I are ok. Our preparations paid off and we were snug behind boarded windows during the blow. Trees are broken down around us and the roof now leaks in the rental, but we were not injured.

We have, however, experienced a couple of very unfortunate events, including our building land suffering a major landslide. Homes surrounding our land are threatened, our land appears unstable as a building site and we are simply stunned, unsure of what we will do. This land was a major investment for us, since we are not wealthy people. The land collapsed because the road works department did not stabilize a cliff they cut, so we are hoping that the government will help us. We definitely need help, so Roger is going to the ministries seeking assistance this morning.

The other blow was of a more personal nature and involved our off island friends and relatives, so I cannot detail that disappointment. Suffice it to say that we are both very saddened.

Anyway, we are regrouping and licking our wounds. I suspect this blog may grow silent at least for a while. At least until after the tears dry up.

I do want to thank each of you who sent caring and supportive messages. You have no idea how much your encouragement meant to us. Roger and I both thank you for reaching out to us in such a loving way.

Warm regards to each of you,

Jen, Rog, and Chester

9 comments:

Tommi said...

Jen and Roger, thanks for posting and letting us know that you came through the hurricane physically unscathed. The aftermath is always tough, and it sounds like you have some particularly big challenges ahead. We'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts. I'm thinking of your comments in past posts about how things bureaucratic move slowly there so I hope some daily pleasures and joys will resume while you deal with figuring out about your land and future plans. We'll look forward to the resumption of posts to the blog as it becomes possible. All best wishes.

billy said...

hey glad to know you are ok. sorry about your land though. i hope the government can help you recover. take care. God will come through ok. peace.

TICA MACHA said...

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you survived. I'm sure it is heartwrenching to see the destruction around you and I know you will stay strong and begin the recovering process. You are in my prayers. Teri

Canuck said...

So glad to hear that you've made it through...best wishes in your rebuilding - both physically and personally.

Jess said...

Hi Jen - Wishing you all the best as you go forward - Jess

Editor B said...

So glad to know you're alive. I was checking this blog repeatedly, even though I knew you were without power. I am terribly sorry to think that this may have dealt you an economic blow. I hope that works out for the best somehow. Blog when you can and let us know how you're faring.

Jer said...

So glad to know you're OK. I'm sorry you've suffered disappointments and setbacks, but you WILL recover although it may take some time. Please keep us updated when you can.

Matildas fikarum said...

Also I kept checking your blog for updates. I hope everything turns out ok for you.

David said...

Best thoughts and wishes from San Antonio.
David