Being that we are located in Savannah, many customers and vendors have reached out to us to see how we fared during and after Hurricane Matthew. We expected our friends to be checking, but it’s been a pleasant and unexpected surprise to have an extended family thinking about our well being.
Mother nature spared our business and our home, but some of mankind wasn’t well… as kind. We were very fortunate not to have any storm damage at our studio location or our home, but after the storm, while we had evacuated the city, some looters kicked in the front door of our house. It sounds bad, but the damage and loss was very minimal. We took a lot of measures at our business and our home to minimize our exposure for an unlikely event like this. Packing or securing all the things we could not live or work without. Those decisions proved to be very good ones. The city of Savannah’s decision to lift the evacuation order this Sunday and allow us to come home after almost a week of leaving has helped to restore order to our town.
We are lucky to have so many friends and customers concerned about us… many of who are more upset than we are. I can honestly say that we don’t have any feelings of anger or feelings of being violated; rather we are full of gratitude and maybe have a little pity for the offenders. Luckily our burglars were also gracious enough to not do any additional vandalizing. They rummaged through a few things, didn’t take much and left, so we continue to count our blessings.
As we have returned to Savannah and are getting back in gear to make jewelry, we are constantly reminded how fortunate we are. Despite being disappointed by one side of humanity in a trying time, we see more of the good that people are capable of as Savannah recovers. We don’t have words to explain how grateful we are that your support has put us in a situation that events like this don’t end up as major setbacks.
Thanks again for the kind words, support, and patience as we get ramped back up.
Andreas & Elisha