Thursday, September 1, 2011

No email - no blogging -- no internet!

As you can see by the photo, our cat, Big Guy, stayed dry during the hurricane. Schedules were disrupted Sunday morning as the wind was blowing too hard to let the cats outside. You know how disgruntled a cat can get when he wants to go outside and can't? Pretty grumpy.


We were fortunate and suffered no damage from "Irene." Lots of limbs down as this picture of the front yard shows and a major cleanup to be done. The bottom picture of the pines show how large they are and how close to the house. I was very worried about them falling, but when the other trees were thrashing wildly the pines were not moving that much.



A tree came down on the wires in the neighborhood and some people lost power. Luckily we didn't so we could have a hot breakfast as we watched the storm from the many large windows in the house. But no cable and no internet!! We had no idea what was going on in the world. My weather radio was equipped with batteries just in case. It goes off frequently to warn us of thunderstorms and severe weather. But strangely, during the hurricane it didn't go off a single time. The day after the storm it went off with a warning of floods.

We were suffering withdrawal from lack of news. Monday we didn't try to venture out until late in the day and all the newspapers were sold out. Tuesday Mr. B went out early and bought three newspapers! News at last. Reading that 80% of homes in Eastern Connecticut were without power made me realize how lucky we had been. Many traffic lights were out on one side of town and it was chaos.

Cleanup is underway and the front yard is clear. Now the back will get our attention. As much as I hate leaf blowers, I have to say using one is much faster and easier then raking. A neighbor who has a yard service is going to chip all our limbs and leave me the chips.

I hope everyone came through the storm with no damage!

Join me for Mosaic Monday with Mary at the Little Red House.


10 comments:

diane b said...

You were lucky those trees didn't fall on your house. It sure made a mess of the yard but at least you are all safe even Mr Grumpy Cat.

Miss Char said...

I'm so glad you are all right. That was one nasty storm.

TexWisGirl said...

at least you have power, but i totally can relate to lack of internet withdrawal!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad to hear you are alright, too! What a mess! But I'm glad it's not worse for you! Take care, my friend! ♥

Linda said...

Glad to hear you had minimal damage. Linda

Pondside said...

I'm so glad to read that you and yours are safe - losing electricity is so annoying, but you sound like you're focusing on the clean up and not worried about the power - it will come back!

Deanna said...

I'm glad to see you escaped the worst of Irene. It looks like Mother Nature cleared the trees for you rather nicely!

I read your previous post about Picasa deciding to load all of your pictures and... I've had it do that to me too. I just walked away and let it go and then I think it was a simple matter of telling it to remove all. Crazy. You reminded me, though, of how much I enjoyed creating Mosaics. I need to get back into that again!

Have a wonderful day.

Deanna

Janet (CottageKat) said...

I just discovered your blog and had to click on it because of the name...I love porches...and haven't had one since I was a little girl. I also have a cat named Big Guy, but we have always called him BeeGee for short. If you ever get a chance, view my blog and click on the Cat's Meow on the menu bar, scroll down thru the photos and you will see him lounging on his back on the bed in the sun room! Glad the hurricane didn't do to much damage to your place!

Sheila said...

Glad to hear that you survived the storm with so little damage. You must have been so thankful!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Better late than never popping by and delighted to read you stayed safe.