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usedtobeljs ([personal profile] usedtobeljs) wrote2017-09-14 05:34 pm

Checking in, Post #40

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Anyway, so Hurricane Irma happened. I spent several days at my friends' house, being nervous (before the storm) and exhausted (after the storm). The power went out Sunday night as the winds began to howl overhead. Luckily Monday, after the storm had passed, was breezy and relatively nice even without power, and when I went home Tuesday morning, my power was restored.

But that's luck.

I live in a Tree City, and everywhere old oaks lie cracked in yards or near roadways. The neighbors behind me never do treework at all despite a yard full of aged water oaks, and as in Matthew last year, half of one of the oaks fell on my back fence. La la la.

No, seriously, la la la, because my neighbor across the street (who also doesn't have tree work done) had HER giant oak snap off near the roots, and it rests partially on her house. She is staying with church friends, possibly for a long time.

Master Danger and I are back to almost normal, except for the hum of generators nearby and roads unexpectedly closed by trees and a few local shops still not blessed with power. My current project is to buy a new mattress, because after last week's hotel stays and the weekend's stay at my friends', the inadequacy of my own bed is making itself felt. OUCH.

May you only have the best of breezes this week!
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[personal profile] anne_d 2017-09-14 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you're home and mostly unscathed. I wish speedy recovery to you and your neighbors, and hope for no more storms, or if there must be storms,that they be small.
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[personal profile] rainkatt 2017-09-14 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad you're home, and it's relatively all right around you. I hope things get back to normal soon, and that your mattress hunt is easy.

Hugs.
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[personal profile] rainkatt 2017-09-15 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay for mattress!
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2017-09-14 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad your home was relatively unscathed!
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[personal profile] stateless82 2017-09-15 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
I echo the gladness for the being home and the relatively unscathedness. And am with you on the almost normal with unexpected not normal moments.

Am also with you on the need for buying a new mattress- mine needs to go badly.
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[personal profile] kathyh 2017-09-15 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
Very pleased to hear you are home and safe without too much damage to anything but your fence. It's always sad when old trees fall though.

Best of luck with the mattress quest.
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[personal profile] blueswan 2017-09-15 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad things went fairly well for you. **hugs**
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[personal profile] freixenet 2017-09-15 12:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Hugs, so many hugs!
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[personal profile] claudia_yvr 2017-09-15 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Whew, I'm glad you and Master Danger -- and your friends, of course -- made it through Irma unscathed!! And you even have power, that's amazing. It's a drag about the fence, but clearly your diligence about keeping your trees trimmed has paid off in a big way.

Incidentally, Ikea is a great place to get a mattress. I, and a lot of fellow Canadians and Europeans, have been sleeping comfortably on those for many years and the prices are quite affordable.

::lots and lots of hugs::
Edited 2017-09-15 20:29 (UTC)
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[personal profile] claudia_yvr 2017-09-17 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Your tree-service guy deserves to take pride in his good work.

Yay for finding a comfy and affordable mattress -- you deserve some good rest after the all the upheaval!

::hugs, hugs::
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[personal profile] janus_74 2017-09-18 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you had minimal damage and are back in your house.
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[personal profile] alhbooks 2017-09-19 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
Wonderful to see you here as I check in late. Excellent news about the trees and the power and your general well-being. Also, yay new matress!

(feeling mildly guilty about having a lovely vacation but here in New England we may get the dregs of one of these storms just so I can share in the excitement, right?)

Hugs and candles lit for the next storm to bypass you folks altogether.