Well the terrible hurricane that we call Irene has come and gone.
Thank you for all the kind comments and emails I received. You’ll never know how
much I appreciate the love and support you so graciously gave.
We are doing fine and are so grateful that it wasn’t worse then we expected.
Only a few trees down that did minimal damage. Not so for many of the folks hit by this storm.
Before Irene came we were trying to get any information we could get via tv, radio or internet.
That all changed early Sunday morning at 5am when we lost power and I was awoken by the sound
of howling wind and rain. I went to the bedroom window but couldn’t see a thing.
Not even my hand 5 inches from my face.
Why I was walking around in the dark I don’t know???'……
I’m sure there was a flashlight somewhere?
I didn’t want to wake George who was sound asleep.
Poor guy was exhausted having worked nonstop making sure we were ready for this storm.
I think if it wasn’t for phone calls waking him up he would have slept thru the whole thing.
Now that’s the way to weather a hurricane.
Unfortunately he didn’t sleep thru it.
He’d kill me if I made you think he did. haha
After losing power it was difficult not knowing what was going on.
I wished I was more tech savvy and had a way of staying connected somehow.
Trying to watch the news from my lousy phone was not an option.
I have no clue how to do that, but maybe I should learn.
Saturday they predicted landfall would be near New Haven which is 30 minutes away.
Later Fairfield County which is more west of us.
I still don’t know where it hit first?
I know that many homes along East Haven shores were destroyed.
My car was just brushed by a small tree…whew that was close.
It came right up roots and all.
I never liked that tree anyways.
We were thrilled when power was restored Tuesday night at work.
I was writing this post Tuesday night at home on my laptop with Live Writer.
when the power came back on!!!!
at just a few minutes before midnight.
Scared me at first…….
I hadn’t expected it since there was still not a single light on in the center of town.
I figured it would be at least a week before power would be restored and I know there
are still so many going without.
They opened up the High School in Old Saybrook so people could take hot showers
and fill water bottles for clean drinking water.
We were lucky we never had to use it.
Not sure what they had in Westbrook which is where we actually reside.
Internet connection has been on and off.
Mostly off, so I haven’t been able to email much or publish a post until now.
I have seen images of the devastation in New Jersey and Vermont and have
been horrified at what I’ve seen.
This hurricane has brought communities to their knees.
These people need our help so desperately and the thought that FEMA would
not be able to aid them just as some congressman have stated
just goes beyond comprehension.
Images of Brattleboro VT.
Please go visit my friend Suzan who is hosting
Where she tells us how to prepare an emergency kit.
Now I need to pay attention to this.
I could have been better prepared myself!
Hurricane season is just starting and we were the lucky ones.