I’ll keep this short and sweet because I have limited time on the internet…. due to IRENE!
The great news is no one in my family was hurt and we experienced no property damage except some shutters blown off my house. My next door neighbor had three trees blown down, back door neighbor had four.
The only way I’m suffering is I’ve had no power since 3:00 pm Saturday. When I call the power company to ask for an update for when my power will be restored, I’m told there is no estimated time. And that, my dears, is a very sad, sad thing… for a girl who doesn’t want to go anywhere that can’t accommodate her curling iron, a girl who doesn’t like to sit in the dark at night, a girl who doesn’t like to be without her evening television, a girl who doesn’t believe in going without air conditioning and most of all, a girl who believes her internet is almost as necessary as water. But I’m only one of nearly 5 million people without power.
When we took a drive this afternoon, I began to understand why we were getting the “no promises” line from the power company. We have lots and lots of trees here in Virginia… right next to power lines. During a tropical storm, and yes, even though we’re inland, that is what we experienced, trees and power lines are not a good combo. On one corner leaving my neighborhood a tree had fallen onto a power line. In the other direction, we saw the same thing along with power lines literally dragging on the ground. Many traffic lights are not even working.
So, I know I’m a lucky duck, but I sure hate this! Has Mother Nature ever kicked your butt and left you without power? How did you handle it?
To everyone who had to deal with this Hurricane Wench, BIG HUGS!