Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Checking In After Irene

Hello everyone! So many of you have been so kind, wondering how all of us are doing after Irene devastated Vermont. From what I know, We are all safe & sound though many of our "crew" are stranded in towns cut off from roads. I am thankful and blessed to be safe. Everyone is checking in, and seems to be fine (though stranded). There has been much damage to our entire state infrastructure, and it will take quite some time before things are back to normal. It is so, so incredibly sad to be seeing the news of our beloved state completely ravaged. It has been breaking my heart, especially of our covered bridges being swallowed by the swollen rives. I don't think I've ever seen so many roads just disappear. It is overwhelming. 

 We would appreciate your prayers and thoughts for the coming weeks. 

There is no power at the Rookery (and I can't get there anyhow), so our offices are closed until further notice. We WILL be checking emails. 

Thank you all so much. 


  1. Thank you so much for the 'checking in' Natalie.
    Myself and many, concerned for you and all Vermonters.(been watching news) Absolutely keeping you in thought and prayers. Sadness. *Hugs* Patti King

  2. I have had all of you constantly in my prayers. So good to hear you are okay as can be. The beautiful Vermont looks so devastated on the TV screen.

  3. Natalie,

    Glad you survived the storm! Not sure if you made contact with the Tudors yet, but all are safe and happy. Ellie kept everyone entertained during the long days and thankfully, the Tudors are extreemly prepared for poweroutages and storms!

    Ben and I were trapped there, but made our way (very long round-about way) back to NY yesterday. If anyone needs the way out of Marlboro (through MA) we know the way! If you would like to share any photos, we have many from the days and minutes after the storm.

    Stay safe,
    brenna and Ben

  4. We will definitely be praying.

  5. Thank you for the updates, dearest Natalie. My heart hurts for all that Vermont and surrounding states have suffered...such loss...
    You ALL remain in our prayers as we are hopeful for healing and restoration...and acceptance for what will remain lost, strength to rebuild that which can be replaced.
    Always a dear friend of the Rookery and Tudor family,

  6. Hi Natalie,
    Ooo Thankyou!
    I am honored! ;-D

    Many Many Blessings, Linnie