Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene

  There's an old saying in New England, "If you're not happy with the weather, just wait a few days!"  It's hard to believe that in the last two weeks we've had an earthquake, and a hurricane.  Temperatures changed thirty degrees in either direction overnight.  One day the humidity was stifling, and the next we were looking for sweatshirts!  Hurricane Irene was not as bad as it could have been, and we know that we were lucky.  Most of us did as we were told.  We prepared for the worst, then hoped for the best.  We were OK.
We lost power for a few hours, due to fallen trees.  Flooding is the concern now.  Today the clean-up begins.  Some schools were cancelled on what would have been the first day. 
   I remember preparing for storms when Matt was young.  We filled the bathtub with water.  We gathered the flashlights and candles.  We dug out the board games and playing cards.  We were preparing for an adventure.  We played Monopoly marathons, and multiple Scrabble matches.  We finished our games even after the lights came back on!  We try to make the most of the situation.
  I hope you all weathered Irene, and escaped with minimal damage.   Let's hope we can enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend. 
   Have a good week everyone....and the beat goes on.....the beat goes on.....

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