Some of you may remember last year, on October 30, a large limb of a tree next to one of our houses fell on the roof of the house. It knocked down a chimney, shattered some windows, broke some posts on a side porch, put a large hole in the roof and cracked the plaster walls beneath where it landed.
No one was hurt, although my guests in the one room where the windows were shattered were understandably shaken and frightened. It has taken until two months ago to put everything back to where it was before the tree fell.
I can only imagine the trauma and pain for people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, who even now are still re-building. And as I look at the pictures from the Phillipines, my heart goes out, knowing how I felt, with my small inconveniences.
So thank you to the guests, who were so understanding as it happened, and in the months following, as it took time to try and find all the right pieces for a 175 year old building. And thank you to all of the workmen who put up with my needs to have everything back the way it was (and maybe a little better).
It was with a sigh of relief, that the final painting was finished…and thank you!
Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast