First the good news. We came through Irene basically unscathed. Our internet went out for good shortly after my last blog update, the power went out at 8:15 PM (according to the one analog clock still in the house). We went to bed early in the dark, and slept surprisingly well, even as we heard big gusts, and breaking timber. When we woke up it was still raining and gusty. It was apparent that the neighborhood had been hit pretty hard:
Our power came back on about 6 PM, as we were eating shrimp boiled on the propane grill. We did a little more cleaning after that, and went to bed tired at 9 PM. Still no phone, cable or internet.
OK, that's long enough in the 19th Century.