The winds and rain from Irene visited us Saturday night into Sunday morning. My partner and I were prepared — I’d say, “very prepared,” and weathered the storm safely. We had better be prepared — that’s what I do for a living, and I practice what I preach.
Lots of debris everywhere (leaves, small tree limbs down, etc., but not much else). Fortunately at our home, no trees down. Power on — and I didn’t expect that! It went out sometime overnight, but got restored quickly.
I got a call at 4:30am from a senior pal who was frightened by a tree limb crashing through her bedroom window. I went over there (during a lull in the storm), picked her up and brought her to our house. Her sons arrived at daybreak and we went over to cover the broken window with a tarp and seal it until she can have it repaired by a professional later this week.
It could have been worse. But we’re okay. We will clean up the storm debris later after it dries out a bit here in Maryland. Hopefully, my brother’s flight back to Europe will take off tomorrow as scheduled. His wife has had enough with our hurricanes and earthquakes (smile), and is ready to return to her home. But all is well, quiet, and manageable.
Life is short: be prepared!