Thursday, August 28, 2008

come rain or come shine

Well, we made it through Tropical Storm Fay and the first days of a new school year, but it has been an eventful last little while. Here we were, just minding our own business and trying to get ready for last week...

And then, in one very slow and rainy swoop, Fay crawled near, school was cancelled, Fay arrived, and we lost electrical power.
As you can see, last Thursday was a taxing day.

When our power refused to come back on and Fay stalled and poured and crashed around us we decided to abandon ship. Fortunately, we have very nice friends (John and Katie) who let us stay with them at night so we could sleep in airconditioning. And Bella was glad cause she got to stay with her "brothers" Ben and Jack.

On Friday Stephen had to go into work and so Bella and I went along because, well, we didn't really have anything else to do.
Bella: "See how good I am?"

In the end, our power came back on Sunday morning and I was thankful for at least one day at home before starting school on Monday. But here are a few pictures of what it was like for any of you who haven't been through hurricanes and the like.
Lots of streets were flooded and closed. The ones with barricades were lucky because at least it was a clear "no-go" at the outset, instead of driving for a while only to have to three-point turn it in the middle of the road.

I am truly appreciative of our emergency, law-enforcement, and fire department workers who braved the downpour.

Yeah, see that street covered in water. The river is coming to get you. Watch out!

Last but not least, here is a cute picture of me and Bella. Maybe next time, Stephen will make it in the blog. :-)