Screw You, Irene

5 Sep

So this time one week ago I was teary-eyed and muddy booted, picking my way through the damage that Hurricane Irene did to my home, office and community. My office was flooded within about 6-8 inches of the ceiling so I lost pretty much everything in there. My home was flooded 3-5 feet on the first floor throughout, so pretty much all of that is garbage too. I haven’t even had time to post, set up voicemail, etc until now, because I’ve been trying to salvage what I can, rip out sheetrock and all sorts of other gut-wrenching flood-recovery things.

But what’s keeping me going is the incrediible outpouring of support that we’ve had here in our communitiy. Friends, family, clients and people I’ve never seen before have been remarkable, doing the hard stuff I can’t bare to do (throwing out my beloved poppies on my wall, saving my books and photos… sigh) I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed in the morning if it weren’t for all of them.

Plus, this experience is making me stronger. Weddings and beerfests will seem like picnics after managing this mess!

So thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has lent a hand, donated to one of the various support funds in our area, dropped off food, supplies and told us dirty jokes! We are still cleaning up and have a looooong way to go, but we have Meg’s Events Mobile Unit getting organized as I type and we should be back to some regular work schedule very soon!

If you want to help, you don’t have to call or email me, just show up! Our town and many others are still in need of volunteers and we will be at it for probably weeks, so a couple hours when you can make it will be welcome! Below are some photos of our damage and recovery, as well as informative links for how you can help. Thanks again and here’s to the start of something even better than before!!

-meg

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