Wednesday, August 31, 2011
We were so very lucky to have had little damage from Hurricane Irene.
We lost our power for less than 24 hours but many, many folks in our town and surrounding towns are still without and will be for some time.
Traffic lights out everywhere. (It's like the Wild West driving out there.)
Many stores and restaurants closed. (The one and only grocery store in my town is still closed.)
Many, many beautiful old trees uprooted. (I HATE that.)
In my yard, we lost one of my favorite trees. An ash tree that I planted about 20 years ago when it was literally a tiny stick, less than 3 feet high.
It was sad to watch it fall over slowly throughout the day.
Out of sheer boredom, I played with my Flip camera all day and tried to get the final fall on video, but only succeeded in making a very boring video. (Luckily only 54 seconds long)
It was weird to see the things that got tossed around. This inner tube was stashed way up under a shed and then shielded with a ladder and it still managed to escape.
Ruby was a little freaked out and watched the goings-on from the safety of the screened porch, which was covered with a blue tarp. Matty slept through the whole thing.
My heart goes out to all those who are still suffering from the effects of this terrible storm.
I am blessed.