I met a lovely woman blogger from Florida, named Beverly. You can see her blog, Lacoochie Kid at:
She was driving to VA to visit her son and his family, which includes one of the cutest little baby girls you'd ever want to see, and I was lucky enough to convince her to stop off in NC long enough to have lunch. I met her at a restaurant just off Rte. 95, and we spent two hours talking. It is always interesting to meet someone new, especially when you feel as though you know them already through their writings.
We agreed that there are other bloggers we'd like very much to meet someday. She has already met Vicki (A Mark on My Wall), for which I am trying hard not to be jealous! We decided we'd one day love to meet Roxanne (Melange), Mamacita (Weekly Scheiss) and Bonnie (Babette's Feast) (all links are in my blogroll). There were a few others, of course, but I won't try to name everyone for fear I'd leave out someone important. I hate to admit this, but I forgot my camera this morning. Beverly had hers though, and a woman at the restaurant snapped a pic of the two of us. You will have to wait until Beverly posts it, to see the two of us (and my newly shortened and gray hair!)
Now, about the wind: I think nearly everyone in the east has had their fill of it in the last two days. I was on the road to meet Beverly this morning when mr. kenju called my cell phone to inform me that we were one pine tree short now, since one had just fallen in the front yard. It was already half dead, so when it fell, it conveniently broke into 4-5 long logs. The same thing happened in the back yard about 6 weeks ago; eventually saving us several hundred dollars, since we don't have to have them cut down. Mr. wind - you have done your job - now go away!!
On another note, there was tragedy and unpeakable horror in Virginia today. I hope we will all pray for the survivors, the deceased and their families. We may never know what precipitated the attacks, but we can pray that nothing like it ever happens again.