by 02kar Moderator 27 Oct 2018

Hello everyone. I know I have been AWOL for far too long. It's been very tough these last few months since my MIL died. It has literally been hundreds of hours of phone calls, emails and so on with way too many lawyers, accountants, and so on. But we think things are finally beginning to finalize. And now we have been busy with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. I know the news has gone on to other events but I can assure you that the folks who were in the path of Michael are still struggling. We are very blessed to have been left with no damage, but we have several friends who are still struggling without power. It may be months before full power will be restored. Running water is still being restored but too many are still dependent on water jugs for safe drinking water. Please keep them in prayer and please continue to donate whatever you can. Thank you for all your prayers and please don't stop yet.

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by maleah 29 Oct 2018

Prayers for you and your entire family. May the good Lord be with you.

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02kar by 02kar 31 Oct 2018

Thanks He is what is carrying us through this difficult time.

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by toogie 29 Oct 2018

My condolences to you and your husband. Seems like you are having a lot to deal with right now. I know the struggle of hurricane aftermaths but am glad to hear your home was safe. Know that one of my grandsons, come in to storm ravaged states, to run power lines again. It takes people pulling together, in times of need. I hope it just doesn't take too long....

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

Thanks A huge thanks to your grandson for what he does. I know it is not easy. And to us who have experienced hurricanes and Super storm Sandy too, your grandson and the folks like him are truly heroes.

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by stork 29 Oct 2018

Will continue to pray for you and your family. Cherish the memories of those who leave us and make way for new adventures as the hope of a new tomorrow approaches. God Bless

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

Thanks

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by kustomkuddle 29 Oct 2018

Prayers continue for your family. Praying you find peace soon. Thank you for the update about Hurricane Micheal. Such a great destruction affecting so many.

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

Thanks

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by jrob Moderator 29 Oct 2018

I'm aware of the devastation that is ongoing. I have a dear friend who is a nurse at the VA nursing home down there. It took her a couple of days to get to work and she was very concerned about her patients. My prayers continue and include you and your DH as you conclude the business of details in your grief.

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

Thanks Life is always interesting. I hope your friend and her patients are all OK

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by gerryvb 28 Oct 2018

Good to see your post here. prayers will continue, sorry for the loss of our MIL, hope you cherish many lovely memories....Hope better days will will come soon. and life will be as good as normal again.

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

Thanks

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by airyfairy 28 Oct 2018

Very sorry to hear that life has been a so traumatic . My condolences to you and your husband. I am relieved for you that the hurricane left your house alone. I know what it is like to be left “untouched” when terrible things are happening to friends. Last year when we had the most awful fires, several of our close friends were left with nothing. I felt guilty still having a home and precious memories that one collects over the years.
Hope the rest of the year is a little kinder.

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

Yes, we are suffering survivors guilt. We're praying this craziness end with his mom's estate ends soon.

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by basketkase edited 28 Oct 2018

My condolences regarding your MIL......Was so happy to hear you came out of hurricane without damage, however you are so right about all the suffering that is still happening....I can't even imagine how overwhelming this has to be for all of you living in this path of destruction...…..prayers to everyone!

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

Thanks It's good to be back and checking out your kitty family.

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by sdrise 28 Oct 2018

Prayers are with you always my friend !! HUGS

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02kar by 02kar 29 Oct 2018

And you have been my rock all these months

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by pennifold 28 Oct 2018

So glad to see that you are doing o.k. Karen and I do hope that your friends will soon have their power resumed. Water is of course the main priority, without it we cannot live. I will keep you in my prayers. Love Chris

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02kar by 02kar 28 Oct 2018

Thanks for the prayers. They are treasured since I know you are a prayer warrior. I hope all is well with you.

pennifold by pennifold 28 Oct 2018

Hi Karen, yes, we're all doing well. It's Springtime down under and everything is renewing! Makes one feel great to be alive. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 27 Oct 2018

So happy you and your hubby came through that terrible storm okay! I have a brother in Tallahassee and he had numerous leaks in his roof. He also said it was the scariest storm!! So good to hear from you! Hugs, Laura

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02kar by 02kar 28 Oct 2018

I'm grateful your brother came through Michael and hope his roof will soon be waterproof again. It continues to be hard for so many. Imagine waking up in the 21st century and going to bed in the 19th century. That is what happened.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 27 Oct 2018

Karen you have been in my mind and prayer. Thank you for stopping by and updating us on all that you had to deal with. I hope that some calm will enter your life. Hugs

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02kar by 02kar 28 Oct 2018

We are hoping that soon life will be more normal again. I hope all is well with you.

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by dragonflyer 27 Oct 2018

Oh Karen...loving hugs and blessings coming your way....

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02kar by 02kar 27 Oct 2018

Thanks

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