Hurricane Matthew

Cheap beer and porch sittin' at Pinetucky.  

Cheap beer and porch sittin' at Pinetucky.  

The Friday special at Hildebrandt's -- German potato salad and a kraut-covered bratwurst.  

The Friday special at Hildebrandt's -- German potato salad and a kraut-covered bratwurst.  

Hash browns and an arugula omelette topped with pico de gallo.  

Hash browns and an arugula omelette topped with pico de gallo.  

Rori watching me from outside as I adore the colors of the Fall leaves.  

Rori watching me from outside as I adore the colors of the Fall leaves.  

Hurricane sunsets.  

Hurricane sunsets.  

The seasons are changing. Fall arrived with another Hurricane on the East Coast. Matthew forced The College to evacuate Tuesday night while we were at Pinetucky with my dad. My mom went to pick up Corey and Caylin and their three hour trip took twice as long on the back roads. It was a week of uncertainty as we incessantly watched the news to track the path and strength of the storm. As if there weren't enough to do at work, we were inundated with out of town evacuees. We dropped everything to accommodate everyone. It's what we would do for our own. We were honestly just grateful to have a crowd downtown even though the circumstances weren't ideal for those who had been displaced. The days are getting shorter and I'm getting busier but it was nice to push things to the side and spend some time with my sister during her extended break from school. I even got to make Alex breakfast this morning. It's really those little things I miss doing when my schedule gets so hectic. I need that time alone. Tiny moments to show I care. I'm here. We're present. So goodbye, Hurricane Matthew. With a candy colored sunset and a thankful heart, we're ready to wash our hands clean and start fresh with Fall.