“The art of being a good guest is to know when to leave.” ~ Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Irene arrived and proved to be a messy house guest. As we were pelted with hard rain and wicked wind gusts, our three sump pumps were overcome and the cellar flooded within an hour. Our hot water heater and furnace are housed down there.
When the sun rose on Sunday our view from the porch was transformed from this to ‘beach front’ property complete with seagulls and sandpipers.
We are now residing on a (temporary) island.
Considering the damages Irene left in her wake locally—a tornado touched down, hundred year old trees were uprooted and the worst news, a young woman lost her life when she was trapped in her car during a flash flood—we are blessed. Besides, Scout enjoys digging for clams.