Irene seems to be off to the Canadian Maritimes which is a nice place for a tropical storm. Hopefully she doesn’t hold together and visit our friend Christer in Sweden. Thanks to everyone for all of the good wishes, and sharing the reports of storm calamities of you or your loved ones. As for the coffee trauma i suffered this morning, i may be scarred for life,,,, if i remember what happened.
Beatrice and i have come to consider you folks as sort of an extended family and it showed these last days that folks that, for the most part, have never met, can become a close knit group. We thank you. Enough of the mushy sticky stuff….
From our family, Daughter 1 in Rhode Island: lots of rain and wind. No damage. No power out. Grandson suffering major cabin fever. Granddaughter sleeping through it. Daughter 2 in Lancaster: Rain, Wind, no power for coffee maker. Future son-in-law was a hero and went out and bought a camp stove.
Aunt & Uncle in New London Ct. had the worst damage with a large branch from an Elm tree crashing onto their house. They had to evacuate and are staying with neighbors. We don’t know much more than that. If you have any spare prayers, please send them that way.
Our damage amounted to a cracked branch on the pecan tree in the front yard (now fire wood and limbs at the road for pickup). An apple tree with a serious bend and all of the Granny Smith’s ‘Hurricane Harvested’ (blown to the ground.) Sounds like Apple Pie time to me.
around the county, most without power. Some other pic’s of interest.
Notices on the Post Office door. Some of you may not know, but we don’t have home delivery here. Story is the horse the delivery person rode came up lame during the depression. He was the main course at the Fourth of July BBQ that year. Now we have to go pick up our mail and get the daily gossip.
Our neighbors left there radio tower out, but we wonder if the Baptist church took their steeple in for the safe keeping???
And lastly, some local window decorations. Not many folks took precautions this far other than the ‘big store’ here.
And so we bid a fond farewell, adieu, bon voyage, good riddance to Irene.