Irene is finished here. There’s still a little rain and wind, but nothing major. We were getting a little cabin fever this evening, so Va and I went into Tilton for some takeout. There was a tree down in the road, so we had to take an alternate route. We brought dinner home, and afterwards, I drove to Concord to do some work on the school’s network. They will have school tomorrow, though most of the public schools cancelled classes (too far) in advance. I guess they’ll get to make that up in June.
We lost power for thirty minutes. I had just put on some water to make Ramen noodles. It had almost come to a boil when we lost power, so I went ahead and added the noodles and let them “coast” to the finish line. Then I forgot about them. They did cook, but they got a little squishy. Then power came back after less than a 30-minute outage. If this is the worst that happens to us, then we can count ourselves blessed.
Irene seems to have run out of steam. We never got more than a heavy downpour, so I guess we should count our blessings. Radar shows that most of the rain has passed to our North (even though the “eye” is to our southwest, coming up the NY/MA border.
10:00am Sunday, Aug 28, 2010
It’s raining pretty hard right now, but not more than it does during a good thunderstorm. It’s a bit windy, but not too windy. I’d guess 10-15 MPH and coming from the east. I put on my rain pants and rain coat and went out to get the paper. Penny came along too.
She brought me her football, so I kicked it a couple of times. I didn’t stay out long though.
8:30pm Saturday, Aug 27, 2011
We started hearing thunder here tonight a little after 8:00pm. I’ll try to update this page as the storm progresses (as long as I have power anyhow).