My mother, Tara, EZ and I spent the morning of August 23rd at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary attending convocation and celebrating my son-in-law, Jamie, and his appointment to the faculty there. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed being back on the campus where I had worked for four years!
Later, we enjoyed a nice lunch at home with Mom's good friend Marilyn. We had just finished our Fudge Crinkle Cookies and Black Raspberry Ice Cream when we felt the entire house shaking. It only lasted 12 seconds, but it seemed longer and certainly had us scared. Reports started appearing on Facebook long before the TV stations aired anything about it. We would soon learn that it was indeed an earthquake that had originated in Virginia, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale.
|Mom and Marilyn, shaken but still smiling|
As the week progressed, we prepared for Hurricane Irene, though we were pretty far inland. We lost power early on Saturday morning in the rain and wind. I loved how the humidity made Natalie's hair turn to ringlets!
|Little Samantha had ringlets too!|
|The Dews' front porch provided the perfect place to play while the lights were out|
|Power still out...McDonald's by candlelight for dinner!|
|The rain had stopped and the sky looked ominous|
|The sunset was beautiful...the calm after the storm|
|The morning revealed lots of leaves and branches, but no damage to our home|