Well, we survived the hurricane with no more damage than we normally get from a really thumping thunder-storm. The stream did not rise, although the wind blew so many branches from the trees in our yard that it will take several days to collect them all.
We never lost power, but the town on the other side of the river did, and most places still are dark, including the two folks who offered to take us in. The church is also without power, and the AA has canceled their meeting, which just about never happens. The ironic thing is that after the last big storm we had, there was a lot of caterwauling about how the utility lines should all be buried. Well, Joppatowne has buried lines – and no power – while our lines are overhead and we’re doing just fine. So there!
Our grandson left for work at 4:30 this morning and probably won’t be home for several days. He really loves his job (He must, to work the hours he does!) but gets really annoyed when customers fuss with him because they have no electricity. Everybody wants to be first.
These people are out there risking their lives for you. Next time you see a utility worker, say “thanks” for all the hard work and long hours they put in so you can watch TV.