Tuesday August 30th 2011, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Family,LYS

My daughter in Vermont is fine, but after looking around at the videos people shot and posted here, I was going, wow. It’s almost like they had an inland tsunami. Given the 11″ of rain they had, the mountains everywhere, the already-saturated ground and the fact that the people mostly live in the valley areas…

We drove through some of the state two years ago. It’s a lovely, lovely place of fog and pine and views and people who look out for each other and, according to Mr. Ben and Mr. Jerry, colorful cows.

I hope Jill’s shop came out of it okay, but more importantly Jill and everyone else out there.

Meanwhile, we have the much tamer whirlwind here of getting Michelle ready to go back out to grad school. Ordinary life. It’s a blessed thing to be able to have.

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Mr. Ben and Mr. Jerry are two of the most dependable guys in my posse. New York Super Fudge Chunk has been my favorite for over 20 years now.

Comment by Lynn 08.31.11 @ 3:14 am

I’m hunting for more Fair Cake or whatever they named the German Chocolate cake flavor. LE sigh.

Glad to hear Vermont Daughter is okay. Hope the shop and its keeper are too.

Comment by Channon 08.31.11 @ 7:41 am

so glad to hear your daughter is ok — and yup, it’s back to school time again — starting to feel like fall

Comment by Bev 08.31.11 @ 8:15 am

Glad to hear everything is good, Schools starts here tomorrow, first time I have heard DD say the summer was too short.Saw some fall colours on the way home from the market.

Comment by kristy phipps 08.31.11 @ 8:26 am

Thank Heaven that Sam is all right. I met her that one time that I visited you, and she had to lift me out of the chair in which I was stuck.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.31.11 @ 8:41 am

We are all fine here in Essex Junction as is Jill’s shop. The devastation in Vermont is unbelievable but good people live here and are helping each other out. There’s a web site set up for help needed, help offered. Folks are giving strangers free shelter and food, taking in pets and much more.

Glad your daughter is safe.

I can say that I am proud to be a Vermonter.

Comment by Joansie 08.31.11 @ 10:44 am

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