Aug 31, 2011


It's back on.


It's been a rough week, but we also consider ourselves fortunate.  Irene wasn't as tough of a bitch as the media made her out to be.  Still, we live right on the water on the North Shore and the high tide on Sunday morning looked to be about 5-6 feet higher than normal.  The bridge crossing the harbor was under about 2-3 feet of water at that time.  Got some cool pictures of us wading across the bridge around then that I'm going to have to upload one of these days.

And the area down by the water where we normally park was under about 2 feet of water.  We moved the cars up the hill onto the street before the storm for that very reason.  The water was about 10 feet below and about 20 feet away from our back door, so we never really had much worry about losing anything to water damage.

No real wind damage either, but there were a lot of downed trees and lines all over the neighborhood.  I guess that's why it took this long to get the power going.  I dunno.  What's weird is that we did have power (and cable and internet and phone) for around 2 hours on Sunday night.  I don't know what happened in between that left us without power for almost 72 hours.  Weird.

But we stayed dry and safe and we didn't burn down the house with the candles we had going.  So, like I said, we were fortunate.

Hope the rest of y'all weathered the storm just as well.  Or were well clear of its path.



Unknown said...

So good to read.

While a wet pussy is a good thing, a water logged cat, not so much.

savannah said...

glad y'all were ok, sugar! now how much booze is left? ;) xoxoxo

Verdant Earl said...

Annabelle - Nice!

Savannah - Not much. I did a good job of taking care of that particular situation.

sybil law said...

So glad your power is back!! You're much saner than I'd have been in your circumstances. Well, maybe not if I'd consumed as much alcohol as you. Carry on, then...

Water Logged Canine said...

It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda hectic
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda hectic
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda hectic
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda hectic

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - Never too much alcohol consumed.

Doggie - I'm the lyrical Jesse James.

white rabbit said...

Well done! Nice emergency provisions too...

wv: uramslyp

Kevin McKeever said...

We got power back Tuesday night. Glad you survived, too.

hello haha narf said...

this post made me happy to read.

although now "It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda hectic" is stuck in my head. good thing i like that song!