Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Survived Hurricane Irene - I'm Good!

There's been no electricity at my house since 9am Sunday, August 28, 2011.

Things like this happened all over my town.

Yes, I am counting the days, But I'm also counting my blessings. My house still stands strong. My trees have a few small branches missing, but nothing big. I have access to water, showers, electricity for powering electronicals and internet here at church. I'm freezing ice in blocks for my coolers. No electricity at home is an inconvenience, not a hardship.

This is a hardship.

Some good has come of the electric-less house. No dishes have piled up. The trash is not overflowing. Stuff is pretty cleaned up. We go to bed at a reasonable hour. I think we are sleeping better without the distraction of tv.  The fridge will get washed out. The freezer has already defrosted.
I read a book and a half.

We will have to go out today to do some laundry. I don't mind. I have a bunch of stuff to do today and luckily the dump, the laundry, the garden shop(i have to water plants), and the grocery are all on the same street.
I can start at one end and go till my errands are finished at the other end.



  1. I am glad you are safe and happy and able to count your blessings.

  2. All things considered you've been very lucky to only have lost power... From these pics it appears some areas were not so fortunate....

  3. High 5! Life is good at my house too! We lost power for 4.5 days and internet for 6... but other than that our personal space went unscathed! My neighborhood looks much like yours.
    Glad you're all safe!


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