There are lyrics to a hymn we sing in church that go something like this, "Trees do bend, tho' straight and tall, so must we to others' call."
I cannot tell you how many times I sang these dang lyrics this weekend as that bitch Irene made her way through my town.
Now, church hymn and bitch may not go together in the same sentence but, for the purposes of this blog post, they do!
I was never so scared as I was this weekend. She touched land in NY at around 8:45am Sunday. Major winds and some rain.
My trees made it through although I did see them bend quite a bit.
What seemed worse to me was the wind after she left NY and headed to New England. That bee-atch and her nasty-ass wind stayed around until 10pm, all while I sang my lyrics and prayed to my brother and the Virgin Mary.
Local hospitals on the coast were evacuated as were local residents that border the water.
There was a down power line in front of my home but amazingly we did not lose power but my neighbor across the street did.
We are very very lucky! No flooding, no damage. Just broken tree limbs and branches.
One of my friends (love you) said "all that hysteria for high winds + rain."
I am going to let the comment slide since she hasn't had power for days and hasn't been able to see the devestation that I have seen on tv.
I pray for all those who lost their lives and their homes to Irene and our gorgeous coastline.
My beach is closed as are all NYS beaches due to the erosion.
G'night, g'bye and good riddance Irene!