|View from the top of the hill|
I’m Barbara Edwards and I live in Connecticut. I am so thankful the electricity is on. The power company finally repaired the last lines leading up the hill to our home after eight days.
The weathermen are saying the October 25, 2011 Northeaster that buried Connecticut in snow was probably a 500 year storm. I looked out the window as over 15 inches of white flakes covered our yard, the road, and the town. The power went off about ten o’clock the first night. Across the valley, we could see transformers blowing out.
We are lucky in many respects. We have camping equipment including a small generator for dry camping. It’s not a whole house unit, but it did run the refrigerator and the furnace so we didn’t suffer like many other families.
|At home in Connecticut|
The town was able to clear our road since most of the branches down were small, not like other neighborhoods where entire trees blocked access and dragged the electric lines down.
To our shock, the cell towers were damaged. Phones didn’t work or were unreliable. So no cable, no phones, no lights, and when we needed fuel for the generator, no gas stations were open. Surprise! Surprise! Pumps run on electricity.
No credit cards at the few places open for business. Credit cards use the phone lines. So we needed cash to buy fuel and bread.
And the bank ATMs? Guess what needs power to open the door to the foyer? Or to run the machine?
I’m thankful my family is okay and that my husband is a good provider. We made it.
I’m grateful to the workers who put in long hard hours to make our town safe again.
And I'm thankful I can get back to my computer.
Lily Alban escapes a murderous stalker, but his vicious attack leaves her with the ability to see auras. She finds safety in the tiny hamlet of Rhodes End where a stranger stands out like a red light. Try as she might to deny her growing desire for Cole, she seeks his help but soon discovers the man she loves is not a man at all.
Werewolf Cole Benedict resists his attraction to Lily. A botanist researching the healing herbs to find a cure for Lycanthropy, he’s determined to protect Lily from her stalker as well as himself even in human form, but instinct takes over when he changes to his inner beast.
Together they must use their extraordinary gifts to catch Lily’s stalker before he attacks again, but revealing their secrets to one another could destroy their growing love or save them both.
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