Well, Hurricane Irene was officially a lot weaker in MA-CT-RI than expected. I think we got lucky because it changed course and went further west through NY. We still have some downed trees and branches, but I think expectations were that the damage would be 10x as bad as it was. CT’s faced a lot of flooding, but our condo seems to be okay so far! Hoping that things by Hartford are equally okay.
I guess on a positive note, the Hurricane forced us all to be technology-free for a while. I think we all need to detox from Facebook, Twitter, etc. every now and then. This summer, when I was in England, I actually went a month without my computer and internet. It made for a very nice change.
I saw a post on Facebook that everyone’s been using as their status that pretty much sums up the Irene experience: “BREAKING NEWS: As Hurricane Irene prepares to batter the East Coast, federal disaster officials warn that Internet outages could force people to interact with other people for the first time in years. Residents are bracing themselves for the horror of awkward silences and unwanted eye contact. FEMA advises: “Be prepared. Write down possible topics to talk about in advance. Remember, a conversation is basically a series of Facebook updates strung together.””
It was nice stripping down to the basics – just family and fun! Hope you were all safe in the storm and don’t have much damage! xx