We made it!
(Through Irene, that is.)
It started raining here late Friday afternoon. The wind was blowing sideways all night, which made it hard to sleep. We lost power early Saturday morning, and decided to trek the five miles (or so) to my mom's house.
There's a reason why you're not supposed to venture out during a hurricane, people. I'll just leave it at that.
It rained more than 24 hours here. Seriously. It's like, Irene just stopped over the state and dumped water because she could.
Thankfully, we didn't sustain any major damage. One side of each of our trees has been stripped of leaves, and some water came in through a window and our sliding glass door. Some water seeped in under our front door, too, and we'll probably have to replace the hardwood floors in the foyer, eventually. Even so, it could have been *so* much worse.
We took a tour of the county this morning, and there are a lot of trees down. We have some friends who weren't so lucky, and there's a lot of clean-up to be done. Still, I'm inspired by the stories of people going out and lending a helping hand. We worked in my parent's yard some yesterday, and we are eternally grateful for the guys who came in from Alabama to help restore power.
In other news, if you haven't seen this already, Megg Jensen was gracious enough to host me on her blog last week. If you're curious, you can find out my latest celeb crush and whether or not I was a band geek, cheerleader, or the nerd. (Answer: none of the above!) If you have a moment, drop in and say hi!