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Is everyone out there okay?
The view from our front porch was definitely wet, very wet, but we haven’t lost any trees or large branches!
We are in great shape so far in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. For a family who loses electricity practically every time a PSE&G truck drives by our home we have been lucky, very lucky: The AC is on, lights are on, TV is functioning (and tuned to the weather channel). We live on a little hill in our town and I think that helped us avoid a lot of water in our home. We sprang a small leak above one of our basement windows in the finished part of our basement. It’s small and we’ll deal with it.
I spoke with my sister Cindy in Central New Jersey a little while ago and she had a much tougher time of it: Although she didn’t lose power (the sump pump pumped like a champ, according to what she said, the flooding was right up to their doorstep. Their town worked hard to evacuate folks to higher ground and my sister has her across-the-street neighbor staying with her since their house did get flooded. Shaken but not stirred, that’s my sister.
How are you doing?