Sunday, August 28, 2011

Finally, “Goodnight Irene”

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 wildflower gdns collagemore than that. If you have any spare prayers, please send tF&P pecan tree collagehem 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 anhurricane harvestd all of the Granny Smith’s ‘Hurricane Harvested’   (blown to the ground.) Sounds like Apple Pie time to me.

The wild flowers, butterfly bushes, and tomatoes took a beating but they will make a comeback.butterfly bush collage

tomato garden collage 



wildflower gdns collage


Some other shots from today, Breakfast at Sage with lots of breakfast collagefolks from


around the county, most without power.   Some other pic’s of interest.

P.O. collage

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.tower&steeple  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???

windows collage

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.



Anvilcloud said...

Two thumbs up. NY was good, so our daughter is good too.

Lois Evensen said...

And, a big sigh of relief. Glad to know all is well there.

Daisy said...

Good to hear that all is well there. Apple pie is good anytime! Prayers here for your relatives and others who are dealing with the aftermath of the storm.

NCmountainwoman said...

Glad everyone is safe and sound.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Also glad to hear all is well and it wasn't as bad as first thought.

Elaine said...

Glad to hear you made it through with minimal damage. Fortunately the winds weren't as severe as they were predicting, but still lots of flooding in a lot of places. Hopefully they'll get the power back quickly to all the people who are without. What a shame that you have to make apple pie with all those hurricane harvested apples! I hope you have some ice cream left to put on top.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Good to know you are okay with not so much damage. I do see a pie in your future, yum~!

possum said...

Actually the steeple has been down for almost 2 weeks.

Once again, we were lucky here. Things seem worse up in the Poconos where we were going to go if we had had a mandatory evacuation. Funny how those things work out!

Sweeten your pie with honey and I will be there!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Forgot to say I have prayers for your Aunt and uncle, I hope the damage was not too bad.

L. D. Burgus said...

I am glad you two are ok. I was concerned and kept watching the reports. I know a few people up and down the coast including our son in Bar Harbor, Maine. I am glad you go free apple picked.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Larry, thanks for your concern. We did very well considering the damage inflicted in New England, especially Vermont, and many New Jersey towns (our home state). The apples were "hurricane harvested" as they were knocked down by Irene. Hope your son was OK in Bar Harbor too.

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