Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dad has a lot of work to do

Yep, we survived the hurricane. We lost a good portion of our fence and we did lose electricity for a long time, but the house and everything inside (people included) faired very well. The girls actually slept through the entire storm. The wind was so loud and occasionally over the wind we could hear a large "thump" which was usually a branch being ripped off a tree. I must say, I am very impressed with trees. At the height of the storm you could even see the trunks of huge oak trees swaying. I don't even know how to describe what the branches were doing - it seriously looked like the whole tree was made of Jello! I kept waiting for our neighbor's tree to snap and takeout our garage. Thankfully it didn't.

The next morning, when we were finally able to get outside and assess the damage, we found that our front yard now looked like a jungle. The thing I was most surprized about were the pulverized leaves. I was expecting downed branches, but the porch, sidewalk and walls of our house were covered in little tiny leaf-shards. It looked like someone had stuck them in a blender and then glued them to any surface they could find.

And what work does Sean have to do?

Well, there are still branches all over the city. Everyone has cleared their lawns and put the debris into piles by the curb, now we are just patiently waiting for them to be cleared away. Occasionally Addie will notice one of these piles and say, "Oh, look at those branches! They fell out of the tree. Dada needs to put them back!"

So Sean, get to work...

The right hand lane is the line of cars waiting to get gas!


Anthony and Kristie said...

I have been waiting to hear form you. I am glad you guys are doing good. It looks like Sean had better get to work.

Holly said...

Thanks for the update! Glad there isn't too much damage. Jeremy and I totally lucked out with the whole hurricane thing in Florida. We had one "scare" that by the time it hit us was barely a storm. Glad to know you're all okay. :)

Christina said...

Whoa! What a mess!!! I am glad you guys are safe. :)