Apart from entertaining, we can use this blog to let folks in on what's going on. As far as Hurricane Irene goes, we are physically fine. The ferocity has taken us a bit by surprise, and I have to admit to being very nervous most of the day.
We currently have a tree through our shed roof but did not lose the freezers inside. As of now, they are still running. We still have power, and so far the house and cars are unscathed. Lot sof branches down. We have heard several trees fall around the neighborhood but have not seen them. My sister lost a tree but it fell clean. My mom's shed and fence and her neighbor's shed were crushed by a tree and she remains without power. Dad is also without power. Jess is fine, no complaints. Kim's parents in NC got well over a foot of rain, and a neighbor has piggybacked them into their generator circuit. Over half their town is dark. We are all fine.
We all still have about six hours to get completely out of the zone, and then another day or two for all the trees the firm up again and we can relax. There are many who face a night of possible flooding east of us, and if a shed is all we lose we are more than ahead of where things could have ended up. With nearly 40 trees in our yard, this is truly a blessing.
We are worried about friends in the tidewater area and would love to hear from you in particular, Chesapeake, if you have power and are okay.
Please pray for those still in harm's way.
- Mike, for Kim