Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I worked very little today, feeling under the weather in several ways, but greatly enjoying the power when it came back on at last after nine days without it at 4:30 p.m. After Morning Offering, Mick worked like the “work-brickle” guy he is and managed to come almost up to even with all of his customers’ storm debris.

It was Gary’s day to serve at Cracker Barrel. So he could not help Mick today. But tomorrow Mick and Gary will polish off the backlog of logs, branches and smaller debris for his last two remaining customers with still-messy yards. It will be wonderful to be back to normal! And I will greatly enjoy having my admin back, come Thursday!

We have been incredibly lucky in that, during these nine days and nights, the weather has remained clement, with highs in the mid-eighties and lows in the mid-fifties. Only 2,000 people in our whole area now remain powerless, down from over half a million at the time of the storm.

Mick and I shared a delightful date after our first hot bath in a while before coming down to enjoy supper, Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert and good conversation with Gary. Gary offered the closing prayer at the Gaia Meditation.