the house across the street
I want you to know that I am fine, nothing damaged at my house except for the little limbs and leaves and stuff all over my yard. I did have a dead limb hit the side of my bedroom wall sometime in the night Saturday night and it scared the beegeebees out of me. I jumped out of bed, peered out the window and I tell you.... it was one pitch black hole I was looking at... couldn't see a thing. So, I crawled back in bed. Next morning I sheepishly picked up a very small limb, the terrible culprit of the night before... well, it sounded big.
Hurricanes are interesting critters. You never know what to expect. Will they follow a path to your door? Will they veer out to sea, weaken to a whimpering little wind, or will they knock you on your heels? Oh, I am sounding like some sort of expert, am I not? he he.... To tell you the truth this was the first hurricane I've been in since Elbert and I lived in the panhandle of Florida with our baby daughter... way back in 1954 I think it was and that one was not bad at all.
The electricity came back on today. Not bad for the amount of trees and power lines down. I expected it to be much longer but I am not complaining to anyone about anything. We have so much to be thankful for.
thanks to CBS channel 6 for this photo
Speaking of thanks... I don't know what I would do without my kiddies next door. John, the son-in-law, hooked me right up to their generator so I could keep my food cold/and or frozen. I also had one lamp to use and a small fan.
You know, it's not bad, getting back to the basics of life. That is, if it doesn't last too long. Cold showers are getting old and I sure need to wash my hair. I missed the computer because that's how I keep up with all of you. The television... that's on the fence.... it's summertime, not much going on in the way of good programming but it's a darn good thing Irene came to visit this weekend 'cause Alabama football starts next weekend and I'd have had a huge fight with Irene if she messed that up for me.