Monday, August 29, 2011

That Bitch, Irene

I'm posting this after hours at work before I head home to a house that thus far has been without power and water for 38 hours.  We've been told that situation is unlikely to improve any time soon.  At least we don't still have water coming into the basement and everyone is unharmed.  I'm glad at least it's not 90 degree heat or the dead of winter.

I'm a bit cranky, hungry, tired, and smelly.  I'll be back when i'm in a better mood, more well rested, and smell more pleasant.


secret agent woman said...

It's been a hell of a year for storms. Hope you are back to normal soon.

snowelf said...

Lime, here's to the lights coming back on soon, and you and your community working together to get through the recovery. Prayers are with you guys!


Beach Bum said...

If its any comfort we were actually hoping Irene would have come closer to South Carolina, its damn dry down here.

Craig said...

Cranky, hungry, tired AND smelly? The power outage Grand Slam! (And I didn't even notice that you were smelly. . .)

We don't get hurricanes anywhere close to us around here (just their rainy leftovers). But I do recall a power outage a few years back that had us without power for 40 hours. The first night sitting around chatting by kerosene lantern light was kinda cool, and fun and adventurous. The second night, not so much. It was late October; we had hot water, but no furnace, so we took showers to keep warm. . .

Hilary said...

Ugh.. I'm glad everyone is otherwise okay and hope everything gets back to normal soon.

Bijoux said...

I'm so sorry, Lime. Hope everything returns to 'normal' asap!

KFarmer said...

I was wondering if you got hit~ I'm sorry to see that you did. : ( Hope it all works again soon.

Cricket said...

Ouch. So sorry to hear that. I was wondering myself if you were far enough west... now I know. Or did you get all the rain without so much wind? Well, either way, my prayers are with you and yours.

I spent the day yesterday trying to remove debris... as I posted, no serious damage, just a big ol' mess. I'll need a new fence, but I was pretty much expecting that.

This far north, we tend not to get completely whaled. The wind started here around 4 am, but was downgraded to tropical storm around noon. Even so, Irene was so damn big... even that kept up 'til about 9 pm.

Felt like it would never get here, then as if it would never leave. It was very strange... the whole neighborhood lost power except for our street. I have no idea why.

Well, at least you are all safe, and that's good. All I really wanted was for the big oak not to come down on the house or cars. Everything else was bonus.

The children, of course, were disappointed by their first hurricane. I couldn't really get through to them that we didn't want a more powerful storm. Cool to watch, otherwise not cool at all.

Anyways, my best to you and yours.

Suldog said...

Ugh. Sorry to hear about you being one of those adversely affected by Irene. Better times are ahead, love!

silly rabbit said...

Yikes! Sorry about all the discomfort and mess. Very glad to hear that you are all well in spite of Irene's efforts.
My kids always liked the storms because I'd cook on the wood stove, which they thought was funny... we'd break out the oil lamps and have read-a-thons or tell stupid stories until we laughed ourselves silly.
No hurricanes though, only wind storms in the gorge. It was rare for anyone to get hurt and damage was minimal.
The best to you and yours lime... you're in my prayers. Things will be much better after a good shower!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Gadzooks, 38 hours? oh my Irene had hope she never crosses your path again!

Logophile said...

The great thing about the internets is that we can't smell ya

Glad to hear your temps are not too extreme but that other stuff sucks.

Hurry up and get out here!