Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene

We are back!   A tree took our power out on Sunday morning at 3:45 AM and we just got it back late last night.

The worst part of Irene was going out to pee and poo and having to come back inside soaking wet!   We told mom we needed her to hold an umbrella over us while we did our business but she only laughed at us and told us that Irene would only blow the umbrella inside out and we'd get just as wet!

 This telephone pole is on our property and it was our tree that snapped from the wind and tore down the power lines. 

 Another tree came down at the other end of our street and took down those power lines too.     Falling trees and downed power lines were the biggest problem for hoomans in our area. 
 Yesterday we cleaned most of the leaves and sticks from the storm.    Leaves and sticks are down EVERYWHERE!

 Mom's wisteria got damaged and this time the pruning saw came out.  :-(
  We did  have a generator so our refrigerator did stay cold and we did have water and we had pizza 3 times so how tough did we have it?! 
At one point, I needed eggs and veges made for my dindin so we borrowed dad's hotplate from his workshop.   It took a whole lot longer for water to boil but beggers can't be choosers, right?

We were listening constantly to our battery-powered radio to stay updated and we did have our lemon meringue pie candle going.  

We feel so fortunate that all we lost was tree limbs and a couple of lilac trees.  So many others didn't fare as well as we did and so many others are still without power!  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected.

Please be patient with us as we make the blogging rounds.  We are anxious to see what we've missed these last few days!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


  1. we are so glad to hear you are safe - hopefully there will not be too much flooding in your area. Are the feathered girls okay too? Hope you renovations made it through all the rain too

  2. Woof! Woof! Glad to hear ... most important is you guys are safe. Rest up ... hope the weather gets better. It's tasty Tuesday on my blog today. There's a giveaway. Check it out! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. So happy that you are safe, despite the damage. That's all that counts!

  4. Glad everybody is ok. I think Lola would have been too scared to go outside and do her business in that kind of weather.

  5. Glad you're all okay and your power is back! Mia and I weren't thrilled about going outside with Irene around, either!

  6. Glad to hear you are safe. We couldn't imagine having to do pee pee in a Hurry Cane
    Benny & Lily

  7. Thank dog you have power back on and everybody stayed safe!!

    Relieved sugars,

  8. Glad the damage was minimal. Even Sissy announced she wasn't going to potty with that wet stuff BLOWING in her FACE...

  9. We're so very glad that you didn't have any serious damage and all are safe and well. Running outside in a hurricane must be annoying. Even water dogs don't like their water blowing around like that.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  10. Oh my you have all been through a lot but luckly you have all come through it quite well.

    Of course the 3 pizza meals did NOT hurt at all!

    woos, Tessa

  11. We are so glad you're okay. And that you got pizza three times. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.


    Minnie Moo

  12. We're happy you made it throught the storm without too much damage. Wet paws will dry. ;)

  13. We are sooooo relieved and pleased to hear that you are safe and well!

    Thank goodness for your dad's hot plate!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  14. Wow....we were wonderin' how our New England friends survived that storm.....the video of the floods we saw on the news were absolutely frightening. We sure are glad ta hear that everyone in yer house is OK. It's great that ya have a generator.....no one realizes how much they depend on electricity until it's gone....everyone knows how important cookin' us supper is fer sure.....stay dry if ya can and it's great that ya are all just fine.

    Dewey Dewster here....

  15. Hi Maggie & Mitch, we're sorry that your mom lost some lilac and wisteria. But I'm glad that you guys are all safe. I think that your mom should have gone out there with a big golf umbrella or put rain coats and boots on your guys to keep you dry. Maybe your mom was worried about becoming Mary Poppins and getting carried away by Irene :0

  16. We were worried about you when we saw the news from CT, glad to see you fared well. We are sorry for all the people who had worst damage and ongoing problems due to that Mean Irene!

    At my brother's house in Belmar NJ a power line fell down right in front of my sister-in-law's car and barely missed her car! She got lucky but their power went out too. My mom and sister fared well. Mom only had a little water in her basement.

    Hugs to you all and so glad you are ok!! xoxo

  17. We're very glad to hear that you are safe and there is just some damage in the garden. It was very scary!

    We were happy to be flying home the long route on Saturday to avoid Irene - even if it did mean flying up over Canada and adding a few extra hours to our flight home!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  18. gosh, we are glad that you are all okay! That must have been a bit frightening! Take care...
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

  19. WE are just so glad that you both and the fam are ok. It must have been pretty scary fur you both!! Glad to have you back again.

    Jazzi and Addy

  20. So glad to hear that you're back online and safe. Also, good to know that you didn't have too much damage. Our aunties in RI and VA had power outages and have freezers full of ruined food.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  21. We were worried about you as we heard that a lot of CT got hit hard. We are glad you are OK and it sounds like you know how to be prepared for an emergency. We really should have the humans get us a generator too. Too bad about the trees and the wisteria, but so much better than what it could have been. Please take care and don't worry about visiting us - we will be here when your lives get back to normal.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. Thank goodness you are all okay. We have been worried. It looks like that hurricane did so much damage in many places. We got absolutely nothing which is good except for the rain we need but we aren't complaining after all of that disasters. Stay safe! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  23. Hi Maggie & Mitch,
    So glad to hear you are safe, but sorry about the loss of trees. We are still laughing about the tomatoes having a boiling hot bath...bol!

  24. We join the others in relief that you and your neighborhood are safe. Those look like big trees. Crummy as it is to be without power, we're glad the trees chose to fall on power lines and not houses!
    Sherry, Alanis, and Miro

  25. Well of course you have a generator. Not us, so momma and master ate all the ice cream in the freezer and did not share. Can you believe it? So glad your estate is OK.


  26. So happy dat all of you is OK cuz mom and me wuz worried 'bouts you.
    Irene sure was skeery!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  27. Dawling Maggie and Mitch and all cutie wheelies and auntie Sue and unkel Geowge,
    Thank dog that you'we all wight!
    I'm so sowwy you lost twees and lilacs and lectwicity, but am so vewy gwateful that none of you got huwted and even had cooling fow youw foods and heating fow it too as fow Pizza!!YEAH!!!!!!!
    I saw that some hoomans had even fiwes fwom those electwicities so it was vewy vewy scawy and I pway fow those who wewe mowe sewiously huwt
    smoochie kisses
    pee ess my wowd vewification is susin, hehehehe

  28. We're so happy to hear that you all weathered that mean Irene in good health and with good chear. Pizza three times sounds great to us!

  29. So glad that you are all okay. Sorry about your trees and the wisteria...nature's pruning can be a bit harsh!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  30. I was so worried about you.
    I am sorry the plants broke, but I am glad you are all safe

  31. I am so glad and relieved to hear that both of you are safe!!!!

    Lots of licks and hugs

  32. So pleased you are all ok, and not to much damage, every time I hear of bad weather in the states I have my paws crossed that you are all OK over there.
    Thanks for letting us know.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  33. Hi Guys! So relieved to hear you are all safe and sound, what a horrible time - especially that getting wet business! However big bonus on the pizza front ;-) Dex and Lou xxx

  34. Don't worry about the Wisteria! It will come back very quickly! We have some growning up a privacy wall on our deck. Mom trims it and it seems like just a few days later, it needs pruning again! We are very glad you are all safe and that you have your electricity back! Woohoo for the hot plate and generator!

    Penny & Patches

  35. Glad to see you're safe and the pics look very familiar to our Ike storm. You definitely have the right attitude about how much worse it could have been. Kinda of like camping, huh? Not ideal though...Hugs from Texas!

  36. So glad you didn't get hurt from the storm!!! I worried about you all up there.
    God is good!!!
    Tom gave up and took Tinker to the vets to have her nails cut!!! She is so hard headed!!
    xx, Fern

  37. Those are scary pictures to see but I'm so glad that your family is safe! Hugs...