Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma Update




Hello Sweet Friends,

Hope none of you are still in the
path of Hurricane Irma,  but I am
sure there are some of you,  but
hopefully it won't be as intense
for you.

Just wanted to let you know we
came through Hurricane Irma
with no damage other than frayed
nerves from hurricane tracking 
frustration and lack of sleep and
 a bunch of big broken limbs off our
 Maple tree, that fell in our yard. 
as you can see in the pictures.
 So thankful they did not fall on
 the house!





Our tree looks pretty sad right now, 
but think we will be able to have her
trimmed up at the right time and she
will look nice again hopefully.  So
glad we had it trimmed up a few
years ago or we might have had
some possible damage to the
house.

My SIL Susan did fine in the storm
as well,  other than some soffiting
the blew up into the roof line, but
that is a fairly easy fix that hubby
can do when he gets to it.

and
our son and his family did well too, 
but it looks like his yard is demolished.
I am hoping it want look as bad as
they think, once all the debri is cleared
away.  I remember how I felt when 
Hurricane Charlie demolished our
backyard, it just makes you sick,
all that hard work down the tubes,
but the fact, everyone is okay is
the most important thing, it takes
time but it does regrow and look
good again.
.

We still have tropical storm gusts 
at times, and they are getting to be 
less and less thank heavens, and
 this time we do have our electricity,
and honestly, that is a miracle, as 
that has never happened before in
our 36+ years of living here....as
 we lose power in all of our storms.
  This time we prayed that we would
 retain power so that we might be able
 to help someone else, as we have been
 helped so many times in the past. 
 So we are excited and have already
offered for some people to come
here once it is safe. 

 It was a very long, agonizing and
 exhausting week and a very long
 night as Irma passed by us and
then scared us a bit with her last
minute change in track,  so we 
 didn't get a lot of sleep, due to that
and all the prior tornado warnings
on the front end as she arrived,
and we are so grateful the storm
has passed us, and now we think 
the worst of the storm has passed
 Dee and Jerry finally, so we can
 totally relax and enjoy it's passage.
What a crazy storm and crazy
ride it has been....... Doubt
we will every forget her...or
Hurricane Charlie ever.   lol

Now we can turn our attention to
hopefully praying Hurricane Jose
out to sea.......and praying for
all those in Houston, La. and
now here in Florida as they
recover from these horrific
storms.

Mostly we praise our Heavenly
Father for his gracious love, peace
 and protection thru this storm,
and for all our family, friends
and blog friends who prayed 
for us during this time. We felt
them and know God answered.


Love, Hugs and 
Hurricane Blessings
to all who are still
experiencing Irma,

Nellie

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6 comments:

Sister Susie Says said...

Amen and Amen again! I even now can't stop praising our Heavenly Father for His mercy and grace in answer to our prayers. I also want to thank President Trump for ahead of time already thinking of Florida as he did Texas and Louisiana with funds ready for the states' governors asking! The storms of this life make us grateful that the LORD has provided for our eternity where there will never again be any storms. We will then be in His eternal presence with joy, praise, and glory forevermore! I thank Him for all He continually does for us here in the now! Love you, Susan

Rebecca said...

Thankful with you, Nellie (and Sister Susie
Times like these test and prove our faith, don't they!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

I totally feel the same Susan....

Thanks for your comments and for coming by,
Love, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Rebecca,
Always nice to hear from you....and yes, times like these definitely test and prove our
faith..............God is so worthy of Praise.....
Thanks for stoppin in....hope this finds you doing well.

Blessings, Nellie

Angie Church said...

so happy you all made it through the storm only receiving cosmetic issues. All lives saved and all houses as well. The yards hopefully will grow back nicely as the trees like nerves will hopefully come back to normal
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Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Angie,
So nice to have you come by and thanks for your caring comments. Yes, it will grow back
in time and we will never know it happened. At least that is what happened when we went
thru Hurricane Charlie.....

Will be over to visit you soon hon,
Thanks for stopping by to visit,

Blessings Galore,
Nellie