Seems we had a visit from Irene a week and a half ago. Much hype pre-storm and as you are all aware I did buy candles, lovely autumn scented candles and I went to the library and stocked up on books. You can NEVER have too many books to read during a storm. She ( Irene) blew in Sunday morning and just when I was feeling really smug (about noon) and about to post a smug update on facebook, the power went out. It didn't flicker and return as it had done several times that morning...no siree, it went out, dead, gone. It came back on Wednesday night at exactly 5:54 PM. That was a long time to read with candles and flashlights:) Fortunately the weather turned clear and crisp after the storm so I was able to cook my slowly defrosting supply of meats on the grill and cook veggies in foil on the grill. Then, even after the power returned we had no internet, phone or cable (all provided by Comcast) until late Thursday afternoon.
But, the good news is that we had no damage, just a lawn full of leaves, sticks, small branches etc. Oh, and a couple of small dings on the hatch of Bob's SUV. He is a fanatic about his vehicles, so guess where we are going on a "date night" tonight. That's right... to the Ding Dr. to get the dings sucked right out, then a free oil change at the Honda dealer to be followed by dinner at Boston Market. I do so love their mashed potatoes and their chicken, yum! Life doesn't get much more exciting than this folks;)