The word is that Highway 12 is "functioning" again. It is not "repaired" but one stone-covered lane is open around the destroyed area. A portable traffic light is being put in place. And the ferry schedules are back to "normal".
This is very good news. Thanksgiving is coming and we hope visitors come, too.
And hats off to the Post Office crew. Our mail got here Sunday via Swan Quarter (the first delivery since Thursday) and was in our boxes that afternoon.
It is dry under our house!
And Lida and I dragged ourselves out of bed at 3:45 Tuesday morning and watched the sky for about 40 minutes. Saw 5 shooting stars. The sky was dazzlingly clear. What a place to live!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcript of a letter written in 1949 by a visitor to the island. You can read the letter (which provides a glimpse into Ocracoke life sixty years ago) here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102509.htm.