Off The Beaten Path

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Georgia, United States
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.

Thursday, September 4

Good New, Bad News

The good news is my home in Effie survived the hurricane, the bad news, the next night a tornado came through and destroyed the house and took out all of the trees in the front yard..........

I guess the place is total devastation. The houses in the neighborhood as well. For me it is sad, but I wasn't living in the house, for the neighbors it is their only home. So there is sadness all around this morning. I am leaving soon, won't be here for awhile, I will be very busy. I have the moving people coming and moving out what is salvageable. The rest, I will set along the road for the people who want it, or for the trash man.

The roof of the house is in a neighbors tree and it twisted out all the old oaks in my front yard. I guess I only have one tree left in the back. The yard was beautiful, well no longer. The house was over a hundred years old. I imagine it has seen many a tornado pass by but this time it didn't pass by, it hit it smack dab in the middle.

For me it is an omen. I had been pondering my future. Wondering about what I should do with my life after Nick was grown, should I move back, should I stay here. Now that option is totally closed, so I guess I can not give that any more thought. My year in Effie were a blimp on the map of my life, and it is over now, a tornado finished it off. I will now let that time of my life rest in peace.

I won't be returning to Effie to live, in a way it is a relief, I don't have to make any decisions now, except how to clean up the mess.......

2 comments:

William ~ The Old Fart said...

sorry to hear that you lost your home in Louisiana. You will always have your memories and your pictures. I'm Glad you you were not there and not hurt.

Nea said...

It would have been nice if I had it insured though......and now I have the mess to clean up. All by myself. Not sure I am up to this. I have yet to see the house, leaving in the next day or so......