Monday, August 29, 2011
A message from Julie:
We just wanted to let you know we came out of Hurricane Irene in one piece, with less damage than expected. A lot of high winds, rain and branches all over the place, but it was sunny this morning. The nervousness is over, I did some cleanup today, but we did lose power around 4 a.m. and didn't get it back until just this afternoon.
You can see here where one of the paper birches fell into a squirrel's nest. Many of our trees are old, especially the birches, toppling over during storms.
Leaf clusters were falling like snowflakes in the high wind. I guess we'll begin raking early, green leaves scattered around instead of the usual brown in the fall. That's a "to do" for tomorrow.
And Tom, what was he up to? Well, the final manuscript had to be sent off yesterday, hurricane or no hurricane and Tom was making sure I kept my place for last-minute changes. Each of those paper clips represents an edit. There were about thirty of them! What a big help he was!