Monday, August 29, 2011

Power on and Shower on


Wow...it sure felt great to take a shower. Our power came on about 1.2 hour ago so I am sitting here catching up on things while my husband is grilling burgers out back. For the first 24 hours, it's kind of fun to have a power outage...candles and wine, flashlights and setting up makeshift bedrooms in the basement to avoid the off chance that a tree might fly through the window (plus it was much cooler there). Playing dominoes...


After 24 hours, the novelty wears off. I took my youngest to the park today with a group of boys and moms and they played soccer while we walked (we walked for three hours!!) Since we still have widespread power outages in our area, schools are still closed. Anyway, here's our neighborhood...
This is the end of our street:
neighbor's car...remarkably, only one dent!


 Around the corner...

 Another neighbor's house...they were so lucky. Two trees missed their house by one foot!
 Another neighbor's car...
So, maybe some projects will be posted by week's end.  Cross your fingers; my friend's power came on and then went off again...UGH. At least I got to take a shower.

5 comments:

Jamie said...

whoa! that's some major damage!!! I just got back into town this morning... I'm glad we missed all of Irene's drama

Amy ~ "A Perfect Tin" said...

Wow! What a difference a few miles makes. We didn't have nearly that much damage in Pasadena. We did have a tree split. Luckily it didn't hit the house, but it also didn't fall so we had to pay a pretty penny to have it removed. Glad your power is back on and everyone is safe!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your pictures bring back bad memories of Katrina. The sound of trees snapping and falling will forever be etched in my memory. I'm so glad your family is safe and was spared the worst. Glad your electricity is now on and praying that it stays on!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm so happy you survived Irene with minimal damage!

I love your switch plates and would be delighted if you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Honey at 2805 said...

I should have said survived Mother Nature! Irene and the earthquake!