Hurricane Irene Recap

Here in Somerville we were hit by Hurricane Irene but not as bad as forecasted. Still, we hunkered down Saturday-Sunday and said a prayer our new house wouldn’t blow away or flood (neither happened, relief!). Despite the impending doom, it was really nice to enjoy some uninterrupted time together with John. Here’s a little recap of what we did to pass the time as shut-ins.

Saturday night we kept tabs on the weather, of course…


I read a bit…


Made stove-top Smores…


And we watched some pre-season football.


On Sunday we slept in and then woke up to this view from the porch (not too bad):


We made breakfast just as the wind and rain were at their worst…


Reggie hid…


John hung the last of our blinds (Side note: I knew we wouldn’t be leaving the house for two days so I allowed this ridiculous facial hair to stay)…


And finally, as the storm was passing, we watched a movie and all snuggled together on the couch.


No water leakage, roof is ok, and our power never went out. I feel very lucky and happy that our new house was fine through the whole thing.

How did you fare in the storm?

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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8 Responses to Hurricane Irene Recap

  1. John Serpico says:

    There is nothing ridiculous about my facial hair. The only ridiculous thing was when you made me shave it off.

  2. Ann says:

    Glad you’re okay and I LOVED the pictorial recap! ….the smores sounded delicious!

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