I'm back. And yes, we are okay. But we've had an interesting nine days... Post tropical storm Arthur unleashed his wrath on our fair city and "cut a swath" as they say. Fredericton has long been known as "The City of Stately Elms". Well, now I think we are the "City of Fallen Elms". Our beautiful green city with tree-lined streets lost hundreds and hundreds of trees. Actually it was likely thousands. I doubt there will ever be an accurate count. Several city parks are still closed due to so much damage and it will be a good while before crews get to the parks... they are still trying to clear trees fallen on power lines and from streets and other public areas. There are still people without power - on day nine, post-storm. We just got our phone, tv and internet back this afternoon. So yes, we're okay. But still doing post-storm clean-up. I'll be back soon with a few photos.
Thankful for power!
"When passing through the storms of life, please remember:
1. It could be worse.
2. It will get better.
Stay strong, focus on what you can do, not what you cannot, and know that the clouds will soon part and the sun will shine again."
~ Doe Zantamata