Just some updates here…
It was a harrowing weekend for many. Several of you were faithfully posting and responding over the last few days, sending thoughts and prayers to all in Florida.
Well folks, many prayers were answered, and perhaps a few were not, but as far as we know here, no fans, friends, or family members were lost to Irma. Laura was keeping us all up to date on the weather where she was.
There was an instagram photo from Il Volo Miami, of the Miami hospital with torrential wind and rain. I’m guessing they must have been a medical person and had to stay at the hospital.
An update on me….many blessings are certainly upon me and my family. (Chris said perhaps – maybe Ignazio’s blessing is still with me?) 🙂 Both my mother’s and aunt/uncle’s places were spared. My aunt/uncle lost power, but that was all. Mom came home today to find her place was securely intact with both power and water! Others, did not fare so well. All she lost was the tree in front. She said she saw many that lost roofs or their lanais. A friend, just a block or so over from her, lost their roof and their place is now condemned. They had just purchased it a few years ago.
Although many are still without power, things seem to be getting back to normal pretty quickly there in many places, as if nothing had happened. Definitely a lot of pictures of downed trees and beached boats, but miraculously, few reports of deaths. Mom said Publix was already open, however, they had little left.
I’m not sure how many of you saw the post from AAIV, but they will be “slowing down” the news on their site due to personal commitments and other time constraints. Our crew here can certainly understand, as we struggle as well at times. That being said, we are going to keep to the “weekends free” unless something important pops up. This will give our writers a little more time for other things. We will certainly miss AAIV, as they always had very good news and information about the guys. They said they will continue the site and keep it live, but on a limited basis.
Also, a reminder to send your wishes for Igna’s birthday. It is coming up quickly.
The survey site is also still open.
Just a little something to make you smile? How precious is that look on Piero’s face?
Pat and Jane are on a little hiatus right now and they put a few articles in storage and there are a few others in there. I will continue the concert review for Mexico tomorrow and next up is Santo Domingo on September 13. Let’s hope the guys don’t meet with any more natural disasters!
Thank you again for all of your well wishes, prayers, thoughts and inspirations, to keep us all going this last weekend. To especially Loretta, Laura, and Jeanine…
Will keep this one little candle going for one more day. Like the flickering flame, that bobs and bends, it swings and sways, but never goes out, like the love and spirit on this site! One really big extended family!