Hurricane Irene

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

It’s been a very windy and rainy day.  It had started around midnight and it is now 7:00pm and the wind and rain is just now starting to die down.  I’ve walked around outside and it looks like our shingles are fine.  A neighbor who left town early this morning asked me to check on his house.  He has a big limb broken off from one of his Bradford Pear Trees (they are known for that) but his house is fine.

I must admit that it has been nice to be in a solid brick house instead of our MH.  We’ve been in the MH during a nor’easter and the sound of the constant wind is very annoying.  We hardly heard the wind blowing in the house.  We only have one big tree in our yard down near the pond.  It’s a 50’ oak with most of it’s limbs on one side.  With all the rain and wind blowing against it, it is leaning towards the side with the limbs.  That’s over the pond so if it were to fall, it would make a big splash and scare the poop out of some fish.  It has about a 10 degree tilt and the roots have just about come out of the ground causing a mound in the lawn that may need tending to.  I don’t know how long it will last.  Do I leave it as is and hope that someone will hurry up and buy this house?  I don’t want to cut it down but it is definitely weakened.  I guess we need to contact a “tree guy”.

We’re doing fine, but I sure have been thinking about the folks that are in Irene’s path.  We are about 100 miles inland so I’m hoping this is the last one that we have to endure.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.