Monday, August 29, 2011

Stars of the Show

Today Manteo is buzzing with the busyness of restoration and repair.  Chain saws, pick ups, dump trucks, trash bags, brooms, rakes, and shovels—they are the humble stars of the show. Strangers helping strangers, neighbors helping recently met neighbors, friends helping brand new friends—they’re stars of the show, too.

Steve is already gone and Sarah and I are headed out soon to lend a hand (or even a couple of hands) to Manteo families wading through the mess and muck of flooding’s aftermath.

Needing a little inspiration before the work gets started, I went out earlier this morning and took a few pictures—some of damage, some of beauty, some even of the strange and strong beauty that can be found in damaged things.

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Jessica said...

Beautiful, breathtaking photos.

MaryH said...

So glad you are safe. I never doubted that your mission would be to help others as much as you can - you are correct - beauty outlasts it all - my brother's house is flooeded in New Jersey - Irene has touched so many - even if we reside in the Midwest. God's blessings to you and all your neighbors and to my brother.

DawnK said...

Beautiful photos. It looks like a beautiful place to live! Wow. I live in Wisconsin and snowstorms bring out all the neighbors to help, too.

Debbie said...

Just beautiful. Oh how I miss all the pinecones. I lived in Charleston SC for the 1st 42 yrs of my life, and have been in Ohio since 1998, and I sure do miss the pinecones.
So glad that you faired well during the hurricane. we went thru Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and would never want to do that again!!

God Bless~
Debbie

Anonymous said...

i imagine you all were kept quite busy today.
do you know when Sarah's school will open?
did it have damage, too?

mrs pam

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! So glad all are well and safe! Our house lost power shortly before midnight Saturday night and still waiting - 7:15 p.m. Monday night. Came to a cousin's who got power back and she blessed me with a hot shower and the chance to check in on you! Stay well, my friends!
Love,
Guerrina in CT

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