Well we made it. We prepared and then waited for it to come. It seemed like forever for it to come. On Saturday we did some last minute shopping and a stop at the park to run some energy off. Then the storm hit. We made it through. We lost power Saturday evening after we had dinner, got the baths done and even watched a movie before bedtime for the kids. I was up most the night just watching the trees in our back yard. I was hoping they would all stay in place and they did. I will have to say is was scary. But we made it with only a mess and now power.
The power is back on and life is getting back to normal. I hurt my back trying to start the generator and that is getting better. The house is almost back to normal and it is quiet outside, which is wonderful. I would have to say the noise from all the generators was unreal and now it is quiet and I love it.
So for now good bye to Irene. Hopefully she will be the only storm to hit use this year, but who knows.