An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
It was indeed a wild ride last night - thoroughly enjoyable. I went and stood out - as far as they will let you - and watched the stormy waters and it was awesome. 4-5 feet I would guess, enough to rock the big ferry and get the first 20 or so cars soaked.
Trees were down everywhere and not surprisingly our power was out. We spent an enjoyable evening by candlelight eating wood stove-top soup and just hanging out. I was truly amazed to watch all four kids sit down and play a game together without much of any fighting or grumbling. Susan and I both agreed we should do this more often....just not 6 times in a row.
We did finally get our power back around 8am this morning.