OK, so I have been waiting all day to post that headline. It is just before 3 p.m. and power has been restored. During the outage’s duration, I finished reading a true-crime novel, now I can get back to some semblance of daily living – like showering. Let’s hope the power stays.
I honestly think I see the sun trying to peek out from the dense clouds.
After nearly 12 hours of watching Irene, I must say I fared well. Lots of small limbs and leaves scattered around the yard, but no downed trees – my big worry. But I suppose until the ground dries, falling trees is still a threat. Yard cleanup will have to wait a couple of days.
I hear some sirens and chain saws nearby.
Being here on the east side of town, tucked away in my house for nearly two days, I really have no clue what has been going on in the more threatened areas of the town or the state. But the photos on the Fairfield Citizen website certainly tell the story. Check them out here.
I hope my fellow residents are OK and any damage is minimal.
One final thought, the cat is still snoozing.