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Hurricane Matthew comes for a visit

The last week and two days have been some of the most interesting and stressful time in my life. I don’t childbirth was as stressful.

On Oct. 8, Hurricane Matthew hit Eastern North Carolina with a vengeance. In the end, four trees came down on the property where I live. Tree one landed on the carport where my beloved Beatrice was located. Her back window was blown out along with the trunk being smashed. I am awaiting to what the insurance company’s says about her fate. This same tree also took out power pole number one. Thankfully, the electricity had already went down. This left me shaken because tree one was beside the house. If it hadn’t landed on the car, it would have landed on the house in the living room where I was on the couch. Actually, right before the tree feel, I feel like something was pulling me to get off the couch. I was headed to my bedroom when the tree fell. God and my guardian angel Nelson were looking out for me. Tree two fell across the road, which trapped me at my…

Close to being able to smile again

In recovering from my ED, I am okay healthwise but the big casualty was my teeth. And when you are a reporter, it is quite embarrassing to have bad teeth. 
So I don’t smile or talk much. I have a reputation for being a good but unsmiling reporter. This year, I decided I was going to do something. At that time, I thought I only had $1,000 to work with my newspaper’s dental plan. 
So I carefully planned to have seven teeth removed this year, some other things done in 2017 and dentures in 2018. Imagine my surprise when I learned my plan covers up to $5,000 in dental each year. $5,000. If everything goes well this year, I will have dentures by March or earlier in 2017. 
For me, this will show just how far I have come in recovery. I am taking my life back. And I will be able to smile about it instead of just looking pleasant. If I could yell this from the rooftop, I would. :) :) :)
DAILY DOSE 1. The DH's dental plan!!!! 2. Being prepared for Hurricane Matthew. 3. No work this weekend because o…