Last month my brother's family evacuated from Nola (and Hurricane Ida) to our home.
This September, Hurricane Nicholas headed towards Houston. Don and I headed to the Hill Country.
We were lucky. It was peaceful at the cabin.
There was no rain.
We returned to Sugar Land to find a lot of sticks in the yard. But we also found happy plants.
And pretty sunsets.
I haven't been able to volunteer with my Quilt Groups in 18 months. But in mid September, I was able to help out with families who have evacuated to Houston from Afghanistan.
There were 20 families living in a Houston hotel. The children had opportunities each day to gather with other kids for games and art, in the hotel conference room.
I've worked with kids before, who don't share my language. But I've never volunteered in a mask before.
It was tough communicating with only half a face. But the kids were gracious and appreciative. Their drawings were brighter and happier than I would have imagined, from kids who recently fled their country. The word LOVE was written on many of the papers.
Sadly, the pandemic continued to interfere with our world in September. The Delta variant... Anti-vaxers... break through cases... led to some changes in plans. I cancelled a trip to Montana. We stopped dining in restaurants. We stayed closer to home again. Not a bad thing.
There was lots of good scenery in the old 'hood.
Towards the end of the month, we found a little something else, that would be altering our world along with Covid. A stress test led to more... and now it looks like this guy will be having a bypass, next month.
That's not great stuff for a Happy Blog. But look at him in this pic! Don was feeling happy, because the decision was made. He was lucky to have a good team of doctors helping him make the best decision. Don is also lucky to be in good health otherwise. Good bye blockage, comes next month.
Cheers for science and living in one of the best medical communities in the world!