Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodbye, Irene!

We are glad to see the last of you. Even Southern hospitality has its limits. 
The first rain bands started about 10:30 Friday night, and the wind finally died down about 2 AM Sunday morning. So basically 28 hours of storm. 
All said, it could have been a heck of a lot worse for us. 
Two fence panels fell down. The posts were snapped at the bottom. The fence is propped back up for now. Once the ground dries out enough, we'll install new posts. 
All that green is not grass. It's tree branches from the oak and pine trees. But the scooter didn't even fall over!

Our poor pool. :(

More branches down.

Branches on the deck.

We were blessed that it's only a little clean up. We are so blessed to have friends who cared about us, prayed for our safety and kept checking to make sure we were okay. We especially love Greg. 
Greg with mom back when she had long hair

Greg spent 10 hours of his own time making sure our (brand new!) generator worked properly. That's a whole 'nother drama. But he made it work and showed mom how to safely power our house with it. Although we didn't need it, it was a relief to have that peace of mind. There are lots of people here without power and it's super hot and humid. We pugs would have been melted.

BTW, we've heard from Lady Pug Mugs and they are all okay, too.

Thanks to all of you who worried about us. 


  1. Hola Chicas!!
    We are so glad you are ok, except all the clean up, those are a lot of branches.
    Stay Safe
    Spongy & Licky

  2. I'm so glad you belles made it through the storm without any major problems! It's a shame that the back yard is kinda a mess, but like you said, that can be cleaned up. Hope the fence is easy to fix as well. I also hope that you gals get to take another dip in the pool before the cooler weather comes.

  3. Oh my word!! You better get the pool net
    Benny & Lily

  4. I am glad that nothing was too badly damaged-thank goodness!

  5. Thank God you were safe and have no major damage! We were thinking about you and praying for your safety! Pug Hugs, Ellen

  6. I'm glad you made it through the storm in one piece!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  7. NOOOOO, not the pool! Dang it. But Jesus was watching out for you and I'm so glad yous are all ok.