The good news is we managed safely through Hurricane Irene over Saturday night. As the wind and rain picked up with tropical storm velocity, we were most worried about the two tall trees in our yard uprooting onto the house, the basement flooding, and roof damage. Luckily, the worst that came our way was heavy debris and tree branches throughout the yard. Our surrounding neighbors weren't quite as lucky.
We've been without power since about 6:30pm ET Saturday. Isn't it amazing how much we take for granted until it's not there? Our recent evenings have consisted of some good conversation, candlelight, and good spirits.
Because we've been without internet, we'll keep today's post brief and hopefully be able to bring a more robust update later in the week. This morning, Tim bit the bullet and unpacked all of our freezers into coolers then headed into work while I've zipped over to Starbucks to work remotely throughout the day (checking in on the power status at Dominion Virginia Power). Looks like lots of other folks had the same idea as I'm in quite the lot of laptop company here this morning.
In other exciting news, Tim was recently interviewed by Stephen Robertson for Richmond.com's 5 Questions with a Foodie series and his interview published this morning, featured in the Entertainment section. We'd love for you to check it out and learn a little more about what makes Tim tick.
Keep well and we're hoping everyone affected by the weather this weekend has been able to stay safe.