We just felt the edge of Hurricane Sandy and it was pretty awful so I really feel for the people on the East coast.
The winds were really scary Monday night and I went to bed thankful that I hadn't lost power. However, I woke up to a cold house and when I looked out my bedroom window, I didn't see the usual big tall pine tree that shades the front of my house. I knew that wasn't good!
See the majestic pine in my header to the right of my front door.
It's now on the ground. It will forever change the balanced look of the front of my house.
The tree fell on power lines which is probably why my road lost power. It shorted out a transformer.
Men in this orange truck were cutting the branches to loosen the lines.
My house got colder and colder as the day went on.
Monk thought it was just fine.
But Rocky needed a blanket.
I just wore my outside clothes!
After dark, without power, there's not much to do!
So I started a nice fire in the fireplace and made my bed in front of it about 9pm!
There were five big trucks in front of my house working from 6:30 till midnight. They had to put up a new pole and completely rewire a transformer I guess. They had huge lights out there.
I fell asleep for a short time and woke up at 12:30 when the lights came on. Yippee!!!
Well, the yucky part of the rest of my story is that my cellar flooded!! There was about 2-3 inches of water. Just enough to ruin things in boxes that were sitting on the floor.
As soon as the power came on the sump pump started and took the water away but you are left with a mess.
I spent the day cleaning, throwing things away and bleaching.
I'll be doing the same tomorrow.
At least I'm warm.
After my insurance company sees my damage I have to hire a tree company to take my big beautiful pine tree away and clean things up.
I hope you are all safe.