Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Irene Aftermath

We were spared the worst of Irene's wrath. My family in upstate NY had it much worse with so much rain, the Mohawk River and its tributaries flooded. We were without electricity for 72 hours, but we managed just fine. Luckily, we have a gas stove and hot water heater and town water, so we were fairly comfortable.

Bill and Pete spent Monday morning cleaning up the yard of small branches and leaves. No large limbs or trees fell in our yard, but there are several still blocking streets all over town. The start of school has been delayed until after Labor Day. (3 missed days this week to make up at the end of the year : p)

We entertained ourselves with a camp fire and Pete's flashlight last night.

My mother's building had power restored quickly, so I brought my machine to her place yesterday to get my August Teeny Weeny Paper Piecing blocks done. I was sad to see that this bee will be folding next month.

I hope our cable will be restored soon so I can have internet at home again! I've been picking up internet access when and where I can, namely at Panera Bread and at church! When I have access at home, I will return to the planned posts about our trip to Italy. See you then!

1 comment:

Carrie P. said...

Cool blocks! Glad Irene and Lee are gone.