Monday, August 29, 2011

Goodnight, Irene

Irene swished her cape over Vermont yesterday.  We didn't have the terrible winds that were predicted, but it sure enough did rain.  Fortunately for us, we live high on a sandy hill so we are not flooded.  Unfortunately for those who are along the river beds, there was a great deal of flooding elsewhere.  We had stocked up on food and water when it became apparent we would not be making our planned trip to Rhode Island, which was a good thing since so many roads are closed.  We didn't have a power outage, but that is a wide spread problem to the south of us.  I am anxious to get in touch with my daughter because they are in flood and power outage central.
I went out for my walk this afternoon, and, honestly, you would not know the area is under a state of emergency within my usual route--except that I was asked by passing motorists how to get there from here with all the closed roads.  Not easily, maybe wait til tomorrow if you can--that's about all I could offer.

My thoughts are with all those who were in the path of this storm.  Hope all is well.

7 comments:

  1. Glad to hear this report. I thought about you when the reports from Vermond began to come in.

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  2. The TV views of Vermont are scary. So sorry for everyone who lost a loved one or a home or even an automobile. It was the rains that brought down our trees because the winds did not seem to go much above 65. It will take days of work, but it is mostly yardwork and we will survive.

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  3. I'm so happy to hear you are doing ok. I have wondered how you were doing. I am still waiting to hear from our friends near West Brookfield.

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  4. I woke up this morning thinking about you. I'm glad all is well where you are.

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  5. Boy the reports about Vermont are daunting. So glad you are in a good area and still have power. Think Irene took her last hurrah seriously and wailed on Vermont. Hope your daughter is OK.
    Arkansas Patti

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  6. Was waiting to hear how you fared through the storm. Glad you are OK and hope your daughter hasn't had any damage either.

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  7. I've been thinking of you for days but was a bit under the weather. So glad you are well. I'm assuming your daughter is as well since you have not said otherwise. Take care.

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