Well what do you know – we´re alive and kicking although I´ve been busy doing pretty much everything else besides blogging. I apologize but we truly are alive and well – and incredibly busy doing super exciting things.The biggest thing at the moment is probably the Frankfurt Book Fair which we are both going to. Iceland will be the host country this year and Volli will be in charge of the food at the parties hosted by Iceland. I´ve only browsed through these emails but I´ll give more details as find out exactly what is what – plus pictures of the food he has planned.
Volli is currently here in Iceland but as you probably know Hurricane Irene left a trail of devastation in the Bahamas in August. For a while it was headed straight towards us and we really prepared for the worst (well – Volli did since I was here in Iceland with the kids) and knowing Volli – or Rambo as I call him when he gets into survival mode. Let me explain: He is the type of guy you want on your team during disasters or just Survivor if you prefer. As a thoroughbred country boy he has the skills to prepare for pretty much anything and while everyone was just chilling on our island in the Bahamas he was busy preparing. So when the hurricane finally arrived we (or he!) were as prepared as we could be.
Being stuck in Iceland was a rather horrible feeling. Seven years ago we were hit pretty badly by Hurricane Katherine and the devastation was beyond believe. The whole island was without electricity for six weeks and the aftermath was grueling to say the least. This time the power company decided to literally turn off the electricity on the island just a few hours before the hurricane was supposed to hit. One of my last phone calls to him were pretty surreal in retrospect. I remember stressing that he would bring a power drill and a sledge hammer – just in case they got flooded in and had to brake their was through the ceiling. This is no joke. Volli – being ever obedient – did as I told him – although I think he´d already thought of it.
So the remaining few hours were pretty stressful, since we had no idea how hard the Hurricane would hit us and how long it would take to establish phone contact again.
But… luck was on our side and Irene ended up going some 70 miles east of the island. All we got was a bad tropical storm. Thank God!
So – that was our Irene story and now we just keep our fingers crossed and hope that the rest of the hurricane season will be ok.
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