What we thought was going to be a minor repair to our three season porch turned into a much bigger repair. Luckily our very able contractor successfully secured the room well in advance of the storm's approach.
|Repaired and Secured|
So, friends, one thing I know is that it pays to be prepared when a large storm is brewing. Without the storm preparations I'm certain there would be much more to clean up today than a few leaves and branches.
|Hurricane Irene's Debris|
I learned a few other things during Hurricane Irene.
I don't want to be without electricity. I take electric power for granted. Flickering lights make me very nervous. Thankfully we only had a brief few seconds without electricity, but others had to endure several hours without it.
|Irene's Power Outage|
I don't like being cooped up. Being told to stay home and off the roads makes me want to go for a drive. I didn’t go, but I wanted to.
|Off Limit Area Map|
Hurricanes are not good for my waistline. Hurricanes make me want to eat…pizza. We made caramelized onion and prosciutto pizza and tomato pesto pizza to comfort us during the storm. Yum.
|Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza|
A little wine helps to pass the time during a hurricane. Hurricanes make me want to drink…wine, white wine. In anticipation I bought a bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp, lovely…I recommend it.
|A Glass of Wine|
I bid adieu to Hurricane Irene, a bit older and wiser, but no worse for the wear.