All is well here aboard m/y Vector. The serious tornado that touched down in New Orleans today missed us by about three miles. We had hail and big wind gusts, but no damage.
Several quilting friends have reached out to make sure we are OK. Thank you to everyone for your concern and care! Your kindness means a lot to me.
We'll be making a donation locally to help the folks who were directly impacted by the tornadoes. As long time Red Cross volunteers, we know that right now cash is king when it comes to donations. People will need to be fed, housed and probably clothed in the immediate future and money makes that happen. If you're moved to donate, here's the link.
The biggest, most dangerous tornado touched down in a neighborhood east of us while almost everyone was away at work or school. So while many homes were badly damaged, there were no fatalities and only a few serious injuries. I'm thankful for that!
Edited 8 February 2017: We found out today that one of the boat yard workers lost his home in the tornado. We're hoping they will take up a collection to help him and that we can contribute, too.