Monday, August 29, 2011

We're Okay



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!




25 comments:

Random Felines said...

Glad you are all OK - and Tom looks like a wonderful assistant. :)

Mr Puddy said...

Hooray !!! You are safe and sound !!!!
and Father Tom , I can see you did the best job ..MOL
xoxo

Marg said...

WE are so glad you are all right. Hurricanes are the scariest. But glad you came out without a lot of damage and got your electric back in not too long. Tom, good boy for helping Mom with the book. Take care.

Katnip Lounge said...

HURRAH!!!
We have heard from almost everybody now.
Tom, you are a wicked taskmaster, that's for sure.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're very glad to read you made it through Irene unscathed, except for loss of power and trees.

Tom, you are such an excellent assistant that our human would like to borrow you for her work!

Prancer Pie said...

Glad you are ok! Looks like Tom is sleeping on the job. Purrs.

Brian said...

I sure am. happy to hear that y'all are okay, thanks for letting us know!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

we are so glad to know you are okay! Thanks for the cool pictures you posted, too!!
Your TX furiends,

Tooki said...

Thank God for keeping everybody safe...been praying about this hurricane.

Oskar said...

It's great to hear that your safe & that you've got a good project supervisor!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad you weathered the storm! Looks like Tom was a big help with the book!!

Willow said...

Thank God Irene was not all she advertised to be as that was truly scary. Tom you are a wonderful worker to keep up with work even with the hurricane.

Kwee Cats said...

We are so glad you guys are okay. And good for Tom helping like that. We are sure he got extra treats for all his hard work and effort.
(((hugs)))

Mr. Pip said...

So happy you are all OK!

Your pal, Pip

Mariodacat said...

Whew - we were so worried too. Little bit by little bit we are slowly starting to hear from our pals that live out East. What a horrible storm. So glad a big tree didn't come down on your house either.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am glad you came through Irene without too much damage or electrical downtime! I am SO looking forward to your book!

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're glad your okay!! We hope the cleanup isn't too bad. At least Tom is working hard helping!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Punapippuri said...

We're relieved to hear you are ok.

Fluffy and Heather said...

How long is the manuscript? It must be such a good feeling to be so close to the finish. Good work, Tom, on lending a paw!

Everycat said...

Hurray you are all safe! Tom, ask your Mum to bring in some of those fallen leaves for you to play with, they are really good fun. We bet those paperclips would be fun to play with too Tom, but we know you are such a good chap and would never do such a thing

Gerry & Oliver

sagechronicles said...

Sage & I are so glad you are all OK! I bet there were a LOT of mud-puddles Sage could play in, although the reason for them wasn't so great. We are looking forward to the book's publication!

Sage & her Mom

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

So glad you are all safe after the terrible Irene!

The Cat Guy said...

happy news you are all well and got the manuscript edit complete thanks for Father Tom's assistance I see.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am SO happy that all is well ultimately and no surprise that Tom was so helpful. He looks so kissable guarding the manuscript. xxoo

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad you are okay, dear friends! That was some storm, wasn't it?

Tom -- great job helping with that manuscript!