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Aug. 28th, 2011

Well. It poured all night, and the wind roared.  I think we may get a few more bands of rain, but the thing has come apart. Parts of it are in Canada now. It did follow the coast all night, just like the 1938. But thankfully, without the destructive power. 

We did fine. The roof leaked a little. Rain fell on husband. He got up and slept on the couch. But we are safe. We did not loose power, although lots of people reportedly did.

Our apartment overlooks a busy street with two bars, a bodega, a church with late night drum practice, and an all night bakery. We have learned to live with the sound. We leave the windows open and just listen as we fall asleep. Typically, our street has, fights, drunks, delivery trucks, and random small children.  All night.  Very noisy.  Last night everyone shut but the bakery. It was eerie. There was no sound but the wind, and police cars, swooping through the rain.

One of the resturants has a life sized  plastic shark draped with Christmas lights.This thing hangs over the door, it blinks all night. i was worried it would fall, but it stayed up, bravely through the onslought.

My brother called me from the Vineyard. He says he is about to loose power. Thats all right. He is prepared for it. And the ferry can run when the waves are quite big, as long as the wind is not too bad. He should be able to get off again by tuesday.

It was very warming, knowing that people were watching over us east coasters, thinking of our safety. Makes the world feel small and warm. Thanks guys.


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Aug. 28th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Oh thank goodness you're safe and well! I've been on tenterhooks all day. Very, very glad to hear that the worst has passed and you've survived without too much damage. Sorry to hear husband got rained on though!

The lack of any sound but the wind and the police sirens must have been very strange. How did Hazel cope? Was she freaked out or did she just sleep through the hurricane same as she slept through the earthquake?!
Aug. 28th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Hazel was scared. She kind of shook all night. But we put a blanket over her head. That seems to help. Somebody was up most of the night, which is good for her.
Aug. 28th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
Aww poor Hazel, she must have been miserable :( Hope the worst is over and you can all get back to what ever counts as normal now :)
Aug. 28th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, we were worried about your east coasters. Thanks God it is mostly over now, huh? I agree: Things like that makes the world feel smaller... We should be lucky to be here and we should be more careful what we do to mother earth.
Give your dog a lovely stroke :) The poor beast :) You must be glad that nothing serious happened. Greetings to the shark that did so well :) But he is a creature of the sea, so... Maybe it has enjoyed it!

Glad that you are unharmed. *sighs* The world is a lovely place, but things like this are somewhat disturbing :)
Aug. 28th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
I like the idea that the shark enjoyed it. It is a very bold and realistic looking shark, and the lights on him are very festive.
Aug. 29th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
LOL Maybe you can post a pic? I'm curious :)
Aug. 29th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I took some today, will post later, I have to get my son to help.
Aug. 28th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Been thinking of you all.

I can understand that bit about the eerieness of the silence. I'm a Londoner and it took me a while, when we moved to Hampshire, to get used to the quiet.
Aug. 28th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yes. I love quiet in the country. But quiet here is just wrong somehow.
Aug. 28th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear from you.

Aug. 29th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
Hi Vsee. I am very glad to be heard from too. The storm has brought the fall, as it does often. Sweatshirt weather today. Nice change from being too hot.
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