August 30, 2011

Good Riddance Irene!

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!


Amanda said...

So pleased you made it through ok, I'm so surprised at the number of people dismissing it as not a big deal.

Joanne Kennedy said...

So happy to hear she passed through your area and you got away with only being scared. My heart breaks for all those who lost their life and I feel for all those who are left with the clean up and no power.

Toni said...

Glad you are safe and no major damage. Growing up in Charleston, hurricanes no longer scare me, my sister she is another story. Totally freaks her out.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad you made it through ok Carmie! It was scary and I'm just glad that (for me) it's over. I know there are many that are still struggling with it's aftermath and my thoughts are with them.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I SO agree with your sentiments. Although I live in an area totally untouched by Irene, my daughter lives in NYC and my brother and his family live on the MD shore. They all came through okay, but I never wanted a weekend to be over as badly as I did last weekend.

Laura said...

Glad you made it through relatively unscathed. I have to admit I LOLed at the bitch and hymn comment! Hehe My family ended up fairing pretty well. I couldn't get in touch with them for a day and a half. Land lines and electricity were restored yesterday. Sounds like one of my cousins lost a lot of his farm buildings and they had trees down everywhere. The prison my uncle works at lost it's roof and they had to evacuate. How would you like THAT job? I can't believe how bad the flooding is up your way. Its just terrible! Stay safe!

michelle said...

I am so glad that you made it out with minimal damage! I am praying for those in Conn with all the flooding, I couldn't believe my eyes!
I hope she is the last of the storms this year.

Barbara Shallue said...

Glad you made it through with just some broken branches. I've been in the middle of a couple of hurricanes and I know how scary that is!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I was never so glad to see the backside of anything, Carmie! I think I didn't hit full feelings of panic until Saturday evening, but I have to say that I think all the government people did a good job keeping everyone informed about what was going on. Even though the media sometimes was in "scare" mode, I think it was necessary for those areas where people wanted to ride it out, but where that idea could have gone very wrong.

delinqious said...

Glad you made it through the weekend safely & I hope there wasn't too much damage

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

So glad Irene wasn't any worse for you - it sounds scary enough as it was!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

So glad you weren't hit too bad! We lost electricity for 48 hours but were fine otherwise. I keep reading about how Killington, Vermont was torn apart from it. We have gone skiing there for the past 20 years and it breaks my heart to see what happened to that lovely area!
Take care,

ajlounyinjurylaw said...

It is amazing how fair warning went out into a major metropolitan area in a timely fashion making the numbers of lives and injuries a minimum. Had Irene hit NYC the way it was predicted there would have been major negative long lasting economical effects on the city.

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