We were without power for 48 hours straight which could have been worse, some neighborhoods and the outlying areas still are without electricity. Since I didn't lose any trees this time, I still had water and that is a blessing compared to previous storms where I have been without power AND water for several days, now THAT sucks!
It is one month ago today that AC passed, so I plan on keeping myself busy with work cleaning the rest of the yard and packing up some of his clothes to get them out of sight. I find that seeing his things keeps me down in the dumps, so picking up reminders of him around the house helps me cope. Of course I know that putting away his things sounds cold, maybe even mean spirited, but I am realizing I have to go on and do the best I can to maintain an even keel and positive attitude. I have no idea where to put some of this stuff, but keeping myself busy is on my list of "to do's" while I grieve.
I have started a scrapbook of his accomplishments, pictures, newspaper articles, and think it will be a first step in getting back to my art. It is almost mindless, yet I am hoping that playing with color and picking out paper and doo-dads will chase my artistic muse out of hiding.
Mail is still very important to me. Every day I look with anticipation for cards and notes that donations have been made to Scott's donation site. There is something about opening mail that is personal, almost joyful and is very uplifting. I have no idea how to thank everyone for spending the time to write notes, mail ATC's and goodies to me, but I will figure out a way.
You all are so dear to me, thank you for your wonderful and comforting comments, it really brightens up my day.