Saturday, February 03, 2007

Deland, FL

I'm at the library in Deland, Florida. We've finally managed to hook up with Karl's friend Danny, to get a brief respite from the disasters of the last weeks, only to be followed by a disaster here. Tornadoes swept through the county the night we got here, killing one family of four that Danny's girlfriend Sam knew personally. One of their twin daughtes is still in critical condition, not even knowing that her mother is dead.

It does put our loss in perspective, certainly. I'm not sure what kind of juju we're dragging around, though, and we left our boat at anchor in the Daytona Beach harbor, and we have no idea if it made it through the storm. Karl's trying to get a new cell phone so we can check with the police in St. Augustine to see if any part of our bag has shown up, but it's pretty much a lost cause. I refuse to give up hope entirely, but it's hard not to abandon hope a little.

I still appreciate any prayers, if you're praying folk. We'll survive, I know. We'll get through all this. We always do. But the Bahamas sure feel a long ways away.

10 comments:

RainaRo said...

So glad that you are safe. Hope your journey can continue soon.

Melissa said...

Thank you so much to everyone and your best wishes. We're still here, hanging out, working on solving these problems. My love to everyone...

Anonymous said...

Well at least you can still fish. Good luck ,call me if you need me. Guess who

Anonymous said...

How frustrating! But I guess it wouldn't be an adventure or a challenge if there weren't some hardships along the way. Surely it's time for a change in fortunes now! Love you!
Amy

Anonymous said...

How frustrating! Well, if it wasn't before, it's definitely an adventure and a challenge now. Time for a shift in fortunes soon, I'm sure.
Love you!
Amy

Anonymous said...

Thank God you two are still with us. Please- how do I send you help? Is there a post office or someone we can send help in care of, where you can pick it up? Please- call if you can 508-295-4690. If the machine picks up just leave me the info. In the meantime, prayers need no post office...
Hang in there, love to you both.
Brita (and Bill)

Anonymous said...

Hey, where did you guys go again? I want to wish you a happy Valentines day and you haven't called in too long. Please reconnect with us, we miss you.

I hope there is a lot of chocolate and rose in store for you both this week.

Dear ole, Dad

Anonymous said...

Yeah Karl and Melissa!!! I am so proud of you. Life is an adventure and you are on the leading edge. Keep up the good work! Please don't get discouraged... It's only money... and money can be replaced... And you'll get better stuff. AND You are having lifetime experiences that no one can ever take away from you. I love you guys, good luck. Steve, the Bartender.

Melissa said...

Hello everyone!! Thanks so much for all of your good thoughts and prayers. You don't know how much it's meant to us as we've floated along in ignominy. All our love...

bob said...

how did you lose the blocks?