Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Well That Was Lame

We're lucky, but I also blame George Bush for being such a dumbass with Katrina that they over-hyped this damn Irene to the hilt because no one wanted to end up looking like him.

We've had cloudbursts that were scarier than this "hurricane" was.

The "damage":
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A tree branch a few houses down fell down. An elderly guy with some hedge trimmers took care of processing it for recycling day pick up.

And the park that's a short walk from our house flooded.

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But this "brook" (part of the historic Morris Canal) floods nearly every time we get a heavy rain. I will say the stench was quite delightful....yeccccch!



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10 Comments:

Blogger Discoknits said...

Lame, unless you live in VT! Anderson Cooper should've been up there instead of the Village. Doh!

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well alls well that ends well!
Glad you didn't get washed out!

Love, Mom

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad all was OK. Love, Aunt Susan

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I'm glad it wasn't a mess. There's not much worse than no power in August after there's been so much rain. No thank you.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

LOL about Bush!

Glad you and your family are OK!

9:20 AM  
Blogger DPUTiger said...

I have other NJ friends who couldn't flush (or put any water down the drains) for two days and were dealing with flooding, and as someone else mentioned, Vermont kind of got hammered. Glad it was a big fat nothing for you, though!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Lots of power outages and some flooding here in Maine - inland ;). The coastal communities were pretty well unscathed.

But I hear there's another one coming - Katia ... I think? - that is taking the same route as Irene. I hope it misses Vermont. They have enough to deal with ;).

11:41 AM  
Blogger Cindy in Happy Valley said...

Gads, that guy gets blamed when a tire goes flat.

After being unceremoniously chased from the NC shore, my sis got 7 inches of rain when Irene followed her north to Philly. She said it was brutal. The good news was she never lost power and the basement didn't flood, and the tornado warning was exciting.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

We had a ton of rain and lots of roads flood but that happens when it rains heavy here. By the afternoon, I was feeling anxious for the storm to just get here and get it over with. I couldn't stand to hear one more report on how my house was likely to blow over!

We had a downed branch that hit the back of the house. Scared the bejesus out of me but that's more because it was dark and we couldnt' see what it was (and it hit the bedroom window where we were sitting!).

I'm grateful it wasn't any worse than it was.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Glad it was lame. But yeah, people freak sometimes over the wrong thing..

8:07 PM  

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