Hurricane Irene 2011
So here we are, post-Hurricane Irene. I really was not buying into all the hype the media was portraying on tv about how bad it would be. For some reason I just did not expect much and luckily, not much happened in our area. I haven’t been outside of the house yet but from what I can tell we have some branches down, some water in the basement (manageable), and power is on. Unfortunately I did see that others have much more flooding and trees down so while I know it was a serious storm, I just find that today, a lot of the newscasts are saying that it wasn’t AS bad as they were expecting. And that is a good thing. My alma mater is the hurricanes (or, “Canes”) – I can handle it.
In preparation last night in case the power did go out (and potentially for 10-12 days like some news stations were saying), I wanted to run the dishwasher and get some wash done beforehand, so that I didn’t have loads of dirty laundry sitting around for our move this week. The dishwasher got done but a load of Abby’s laundry stopped part-way through when the power went out. It went on and off maybe about 4 times but it wasn’t anything horrible. I had to finish the dryer this morning. Abby had her hurricane outfit on, just in case:
Abby slept through the night and was not affected by the noise of the rain or wind. Maybe she will take after me and love storms! I had my headlamp, camping lantern, candles and flashlights all ready just in case. Only needed/used the headlamp. While the power was out and after Abby went to bed, I relaxed in bed watching Sunshine Cleaning on my laptop and drank some Chateau St. Nicholas wine. When I woke up, it was light out but my clock said 3:45am so I was really confused at first in my haze of just waking up, but then I remembered about the power.
Sophie was not phased by the storm either:
I got some more post-it noting done yesterday so that was good. My light in my closet doesn’t work right now so I had to use my headlamp for that too – that thing comes in handy!
Peter reported that all was ok in Virginia in the Wilderness (the area where we’ll be living is actually “the Wilderness”). He lost power for a bit but nothing major. The temp house is around a lot of trees but nothing came down. His Amtrak train got cancelled and he’ll get reimbursed but luckily he’s still able to get home tonight! Whew. I was afraid that was going to put a damper on some of our move plans.
Scratch that, he’s home NOW! Wooo hooooo!