Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

It’s been a very windy and rainy day.  It had started around midnight and it is now 7:00pm and the wind and rain is just now starting to die down.  I’ve walked around outside and it looks like our shingles are fine.  A neighbor who left town early this morning asked me to check on his house.  He has a big limb broken off from one of his Bradford Pear Trees (they are known for that) but his house is fine.

I must admit that it has been nice to be in a solid brick house instead of our MH.  We’ve been in the MH during a nor’easter and the sound of the constant wind is very annoying.  We hardly heard the wind blowing in the house.  We only have one big tree in our yard down near the pond.  It’s a 50’ oak with most of it’s limbs on one side.  With all the rain and wind blowing against it, it is leaning towards the side with the limbs.  That’s over the pond so if it were to fall, it would make a big splash and scare the poop out of some fish.  It has about a 10 degree tilt and the roots have just about come out of the ground causing a mound in the lawn that may need tending to.  I don’t know how long it will last.  Do I leave it as is and hope that someone will hurry up and buy this house?  I don’t want to cut it down but it is definitely weakened.  I guess we need to contact a “tree guy”.

We’re doing fine, but I sure have been thinking about the folks that are in Irene’s path.  We are about 100 miles inland so I’m hoping this is the last one that we have to endure.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Merikay said...

Guess it's not a good weekend for selling your house :~) Maybe someone will be blown out of their flimsy rental and decide they need a nice solid place like yours!

Nancy and Bill said...

Good to hear you both are fine and that Irene didn't cause any damage.

I am all for not seeing another hurricane...even a mild one;o))

Mike and Terri said...

We hope this is the last one you have to endure too. Hurricanes are no fun!

Happytrails said...

I like Merikay's thinking!! :-)
Glad you all stayed out of harms way of Irene. I know what you mean about the sound of wind inside the MH. I HATE it!! Wind never worried me until experiencing it in our motorhome.

Sherry said...

Totally agree with you all, the wind never bothered me until I was inside the motor home. Makes me very nervous there.

Sure glad, you built your house of bricks and it kept you safe. But I'm thinkin', there was that safe house of bricks and the not so safe houses of sticks and straw but those pigs didn't have a house of fiberglass. Hmmmmmm :-)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Looking on the bright side, you'll be able to move away from the wind in Wanda as soon as the house sells.

Glad to hear all is ok down in "Sunny" North Carolina.

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Glad to hear you are OK. Tree guy is the right move but they will be busy for a while.

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Just catching up after my long absence. Glad to hear you survived Irene without much ado. I'm way behind on what's been going on, but look forward to following along in the future. Hope all is well with both of you!