Before and after

28 Aug

Before:

After:

I know the before pictures don’t look that bad and in all honesty, we were very lucky.  It’s also hard to take a picture of hurricane force winds from inside(I found out). 

Technically in before and after shots I should show you the same thing, but my street wasn’t all that interesting after…and the beach was.  A lot of the traffic lights are out and no one around here knows what to do.  People just blow through them and don’t treat them as a four-way stop…like you should.  The beach lost a lot of sand and was very compressed.  Other than that there are a lot of leaves and tree branches down, but not a lot of structural damage. 

We were very fortunate and lucky that Irene lost some of her power when she made landfall in NC.  The winds weren’t as severe and that helped out a lot.  I also want to thank my friends and family for their prayers and well wishes.  You guys rock! 

But don’t say we weren’t prepared…

Add to that a case of water and battery operated radio (last one in Sears!)

I said in some emails to family that I beat the old lady to the radio.  I didn’t actually beat her.  It’s just when the Sears associate said that the radio was the only one that wold operate on batteries alone…I kinda just scooted it closer to me and it somehow ended up in my hands..not hers.  What can I say?  Survival instinct! 😉

Welp, off to get lunch, hopefully and see what the rest of the day has in store!

Oh and Bond…yeah…he was a BIG help.

All I need to stay safe in the hurricane...is this ribbon...

See I'm protecting you by sleeping extremely close to you!

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