Monday, August 29, 2011

So Very Lucky

Well Irene has come and gone and we feel so lucky. Our whole neighborhood is damage free while a lot of our county has flooded basements and downed trees. Our housing development is only 5 years old so maybe not having a bunch of huge trees really helped us.

Our power went out early in the day saturday but only for about 90 minutes, then back on for the next six hours so we were glad to have that power so we could watch the progression of the storm on the TV.

About 8 p.m. saturday night when the wind was really going to town we lost out power and it stayed out until 6:00 p.m. sunday night. Not fun but considering over 50,000 people in our county are still without power it wasn't bad.

We have a small generator so once the storm was over we started that and hooked it up to the refrigerator and freezer so we wouldn't lose all our frozen foods. Next priority was hooking up the coffee pot so that we could have our morning coffee, yummmmmmmmmm.

Late yesterday afternoon we took a drive by our old house and that neighborhood looks like a war zone. Trees down on houses, cars, a shed and they had many that had been across just about every road and the middle of the trees had been cut and managed to get those parts to the sides of the rows so people can get out. When Isobell hit in 2002 I think we were without power back there for 5 1/2 days and it wasn't near as bad as it looks this time.

No school today so that tosses me off schedule but think it was a smart decision. I think a lot of the neighborhoods buses couldn't even get into safely right now and there are still downed power lines everywhere.

Well I know I have at least an hour work in the sewing room before I can even think of working on any projects. I put craft show boxes, bolts of batting all up before the storm in case we got water in the basement so will have to put everything back today.


1 comment:

kwiltnkats said...

Glad you weathered Irene so well. Power was just restored around lunchtime to Abell. Mom was so happy. Its her birthday today so she considered it a birthday present. You should have good numbers to report next week and a full design wall. I niece is in Richmond and still without power. Most of the problems seem to be from trees over power and phone lines. Sandi