Weekly roundup

If you didn’t notice – I’m switched over to WordPress!  I’m very excited to be here, but am still working out a few kinks.

If you are following me on Google Reader, things are working right with it yet.  If you’re impatient (I know I am), add me again!

 

In case you missed it, here are some posts from this week:

Peanut’s 7 months post.

She also had her first trip to the local playground, started to roll over (now both ways!), and showed off her dancin’ skills.

I answered some of your Q’s.

 

Oh, and we had a hurricane.

 

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No worries! We’re all okay.

 

Last night, after setting up the yard and the house to prepare for what may occur, we packed up the whole family and headed to the basement.  Addison had fun “camping out” in her pack and play while we slept on the futon (Travis slept on the futon with us).

 

On a side note, sleeping on the futon brought back quiet a few memories of our days in our apartment.

 

Back to Irene.

 

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The night was full of hard rain and by the time we woke up around 6 am, the rain was accompanied by some super strong winds.  Jon and I turned on the news and settled on the couch to check out what was going on (although we were pretty sure about what was up since everything around us was howling).  By about 6:10 we thought it would be a good idea to brew some coffee in case the power went out.  Which, obviously, led to the power going out immediately.  Have I mentioned how reliant I am on coffee these days?

 

Peanut woke up around 6:30, so I fed her and pumped, realizing that I didn’t charge up the pump…DOH.

 

Then around 7 we heard a really loud creek followed by an even louder thump. 

 

That would be the 2 trees in our yard.

 

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We peaked at them from safe distance, then retreated back to the basement to do, well, not much since we didn’t have any power.

 

By noon, most of the winds died down (okay, it’s still super windy,but it seemed safe) and we started to assess the damage by going online with our phones.  A few minutes ago we finally ventured outside, talked to our neighbors and took some pictures.

 

And now, for dramatic effect, here is the proximity of the trees to our house.

 

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We’re guessing that they landed about 10 feet from the house.  Lucky?  I think so.

 

So, we have no power, but otherwise, everything is just dandy here.  Shockingly, no water in the basement.  No damage to the house or our car (we moved the second one to a park n ride because we were hoping it’d leave us with at least one vehicle; so we haven’t seen that one yet).

 

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How are you guys?  Is everyone safe and sound?  I have limited time to communicate with the power outage and all, but I want to hear from you (Twitter or Facebook are probably best).


Comments

  1. Glad you are safe!! That’s almost too close for comfort with that tree coming down.

  2. So glad you guys are ok, and that was a lucky escape with those trees. Have been thinking about my blog friends all weekend who are caught up in this, and it’s been making me thankful for living in Ireland, where we don’t get too much extreme weather.

  3. Glad you made it! I remember the futon days from my husband’s first apartment too. I’m not quite sure how we ever managed it!

  4. I haven’t been to your site since you’ve changed over…. it’s been a crazy first week of school….
    Anyway, I love it :)

    I’m glad you guys are safe too!

  5. Hope you guys get power back soon!

    Those tree pictures are scary! They are huge, they must have made an immense crash!

  6. Glad you are okay! I’ve been worried about all the Northerners with this storm, but it seems like all of you did just fine! Now you’re hurricane veterans just like us Floridians are. :)

  7. Still glad you’re ok. I sleep on a futon all the time in the baby’s room! Not so bad. We were unscathed, but we were over at our neighbors helping them move stuff out of their flooded basement on Sunday.

  8. I am so glad that you all are safe and sound! And I am especially glad that those massive trees didn’t hit your house!

  9. Happy to hear you guys are doing ok! Those trees are huge!!!

  10. AH! Can I just say that I’m so glad that I’m home and reading blogs again!!!!! =) Glad you’re safe from the storm, those trees are mighty close…

  11. OMG- I have not clue what just happened, but I noticed you haven’t posted in a while (or so I thought) so i clicked on your blog from my Google Reader just a bit ago. All of a sudden I had 11 updates from “Living like the Kings” pop up all in a row!

    Anyway- I guess something happened???? Now I get to catch up with what’s been going on! I’m glad you’re safe from Irene’s damage!

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