Well now, that was exciting. Hurricane Irene became Tropical Storm Irene but that made her no less dangerous. While we are safe and sound with our power back many of our friends have no power still and our friends on the Western side of the storm got hosed.
We lost power early on and a few trees came down, but all in the woods surrounding the house. Today dawned bright and cheery and the chickens were very glad to be outside again.
Our house is so sheltered that we took the kids out adventuring so they could have some idea of what this storm was really like.
We went over to check on some friends, they had a live line down on the trees and a blown transformer. Saw some more friends, everyone was checking it out.
We ended our day heating up leftovers for a shared supper with friends, thank God for a propane stovetop, playing Harry Potter Clue and saying an evening prayer for safety for family and friends.