We did not get slammed the way North Carolina did, but we did get hit with steady high winds, ripping gusts and torrential rainfall. We were already wet. Adding all those inches of rain just helped topple trees all over the place. Those near the shore and inland waterways got some pretty bad flooding. As for us, here with our big old oak, we survived yet another hurricane in tact. My daughter's neighbor in Norfolk had a huge tree come down on their home. That's always my worry.
Because of the storm's predicted path away from us, we sent a lot of our utility trucks south and got caught with our pants down.We lost power for three days, which was better than the five predicted. We are well prepared for losing power since it is such a common occurrence. I want to say it was almost a nice break and felt like camping in the house, but I don't want to make light of a situation that was much worse for so many.
While the power was out, I wrapped when I could. I have lights on my optivisors which is really nice. I have found them useful for cabbing and other things and now for hurricane wrapping, too.
|Red Dinosaur Bone|
|Large Stick Pearl (Very colorful, though the colors don't photograph well.)|
|Antique Handcarved Cameo with Pearls|