Not bad this time. I lost power at 4:00 a.m. and got it back at 10:30 p.m. No limbs in anybody's yard. Way different from the last two. This one actually seemed to kind of skip over me. (Power of prayer? :} DH told me there were trees down all over his area.
A lot of other people weren't so lucky. This one took the same path as Frances, so those in the path were double-barreled.

By the time I got up this morning (about 11:00 a.m.), it was windy and rainy, but not what I perceive as a "hurricane" (though the news said it was a category 1). It reminded me of the hurricanes we used to have in MA, when my dad would stand out on the stoop going "whee!"
I even let the dogs out, once I went out there and checked it out. They were funny. Every time they ventured off the back porch, which is well sheltered, they'd turn and look at me with their eyes all squinted. Um, mom, could you turn this off for a minute so I can poop? MacKenzie was fascinated. She wanted to stay on the porch, watching it. After Madigan got used to it, she grabbed her frisbee and dropped it at my feet. Uh, no, Maddie, we can't play frisbee in a hurricane, honey.
If I didn't have this blasted sinus infection which started today, I would have almost enjoyed it. I can always tell when I have a sinus infection, because my teeth hurt.
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Glad you made it through okay.
Was wondering how you came through.
We have the dregs of the storm now, up here on the Savannah River. A few gusts to maybe 25-25 mph. And rain.. most of the time. Not even a thunderstaorm so far. I did manage to get the guys out in one break in showers.. as I have to go out and supervise to be sure everything gets done if it's raining. You'd never know that these guys are essentially waterproof..
There has been a bit of wind damage in Aiken County, SC, adjacent to us, across the river. From a downblast, microburst, or very small tornado... about an hour ago.
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Was wondering how you came through.

It's pretty amazing out there today. Some debris laying around, a collapsed roof here and there... but other than that, business as usual. Everything is open, people are at work, you could almost forget that we had a hurricane yesterday. We're really getting jaded down here. :}

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Everything is open, people are at work, you could almost forget that we had a hurricane yesterday. We're really getting jaded down here. :} Canine Action Dog Trainer

not where my MIL is. She is once again near the location of landfall and said Jeanne was much worse than Frances. More wind, more noise, more destruction. She's w/o power, phone. water, cell phone once again and they don't think they'll get it back as soon as 5 days as they did after Frances. She currently has a wet living room, a demolished sunporch, and a shed without a roof, as well as absolutely no landscaping left. She had to drive north to get cell phone coverage to call me earlier. Good to hear that SHE and her DH are safe at least, we worry a lot when we can't get hold of them.

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not where my MIL is. She is once again near the location of landfall and said Jeanne was much worse than Frances.

Figures that Frances is the one I evacuated for. :}

Parts of Florida got hit very hard. I believe it was a category 4 when it hit land. But by the time it got to me, it was a 1 and heading towards a tropical storm.
I feel bad for your mother. I was thrilled when the electricity and phone came back the same day. With Charley, I lost electricity for about a week. Frances took a couple of days.
And I think that's by far the worst part of a hurricane. Just about everything we do takes electricity and/or phones. You feel culture shock without it.

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I even let the dogs out, once I went out there and checked it out. Theywere funny. Every time they ... it,she grabbed her frisbee and dropped it at my feet. Uh, no, Maddie, we can'tplay frisbee in a hurricane, honey.

LOL... Chloe loved the wind in her face. I guess its kinda like riding in the car with the windows down. Emotion: smile
My neighbor was out during themorning hours with his lab pup playing frisbee. Let me tell you - toss a frisbee downwind in 50mph winds and it flies! That lab pup was one happy pooch.
We faired out well on this side of the state too. Can't believe how close all 4 storms have come to me without any damage or power outage even. We were lucky this year, that's fursure.
We faired out well on this side of the state too. Can't believe how close all 4 storms have come to me without any damage or power outage even.

I lost power for 3 out of the 4 storms.
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