We’re back!

We survived our first hurricane! The power was out for only about 28 hours. A neighbors tree took out a power line, so we were pleasantly surprised when the power came back on yesterday afternoon. It took a little while longer for the cable to come back on, but all in all we are feeling pretty lucky. As of this morning, more than a million residents in the state were still without power.

We had some fierce winds there for a while on Monday afternoon and we could hear limbs snapping from the trees from time to time, but luckily the winds were blowing west and all of our trees are on the west side of our house, next to a good bit of empty land. A few pretty large limbs snapped off, but other than some scrapping to the house, we faired with nothing more than debris in the yard.

So today we are back to work. It was a lot like camping, only in fierce winds and inside the house. I read three books. Hows that for a little vacation?

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