Love City Chronicles | The Stress of Uncertainty

Lots happening on St John. Power was restored to my home on Friday, November 17th. Amazing what you can live without after 9 weeks of no power. I have a new respect for conservation, I hope it stays with me. Phone is better, internet is still very limited. We thank Matt for his incredible stamina and focus.

We completed week 7 of door to door canvassing for D.I.R.T. We lost one of our Dirtette’s who jumped ship. She chose to work with the road groups that cut wires, remove debris, direct traffic. We miss you Cheryl!!




the lovely ladies of  D.I.R.T

We distributed Red Cross supplies of contractor bags, bug repellent, cleaning kit, blankets, sponges, comfort kits with toothpaste, tooth brush, soap. 



Kimberly, one of Island Style Weddings brides’ had planned to marry on November 1.

Instead she sent 5 large boxes of assorted tea, vitamins, batteries, soaps, lotions, creams ,work gloves, sunscreen, tooth brushes, scissors and more.

We made goodie bags and gave out to the Community. The teas and soup (Yardley lavender and shea butter) were especially appreciated.  It was good to see the reaction of the St John ladies. We all need a little pampering. The canvassers from DIRT enjoyed a little bit of kindness. It’s been a long road for all of us. Thank you to all of the companies who donated, your kindness is greatly appreciated.  THANK YOU

Nature’s Market Health Food - Holland, MI 

Family Farm - Hardware - Holland, MI

Staples - Office Supply - Holland, MI 

Maria Hoekstra, DDS - Shoreline Dental - Holland, MI

The Shipping Department - Holland, MI

US Post Office - Holland, MI

Personal Palette, Inc. - Holland, MI

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I received a box from “Adopt a family USVI”. It is incredibly touching to think that someone took the time to purchase and mail items to me.  I cannot thank you enough, Tracy DeHart! I will hug you in person when you visit ❤️

Toni and Billy Branner, former clients and dear friends came recto repair their vacation home. You can read their journey at  his blog here. .  The two storms and their aftermath have effected everyone deeply.


The biggest issue is complete uncertainty. We have overcome tremendous tragedy. Just when I feel like we are turning a corner, I see damaged locations for the first time.  It puts a knife in my gut. Two today after time on STT were Megan’s Bay, St Thomas and St John Customs building from the water.  Both hit me hard. I know that we will recover stronger but it’s a process with no over night solutions.

We will do this...