Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hurricane Irene...

This past week, after making it through (OK...after sleeping through) the East Coast Earthquake of 2011 (Apparently a rarity in these parts) We moved right into Hurricane Irene. A lot of people up and down the East Coast had a rough time with the hurricane, with both of my Grammas being out of power for several days (though Grandpa and Gramma Debbie have power again finally, at press time, we still haven't heard from Gramma Mindy to see if she has gotten power back yet) and lots of damage for miles around...

We were very fortunate that the storm was mild here, and before it really hit, I had a chance to go out and play for a little while.

In an effort to stave off cabin fever, Daddy took me outside and we ran around in the rain for while. It had cooled off a bit, so the rain was really refreshing! I put on some rain boots, and Daddy put his boots on, and we rain outside as fast as we could! Mommy stayed inside to get some work done, and we went to town!

I ran around for awhile, getting nice and wet in the rain, and got to jump in the huge puddles to make really big splashes!

After awhile, we moved over to the little wooded area between our apartment, and the office building next to us. It was fun to run around under the trees, because sometimes you wouldn't get rained on, and other times you would have really big random was very cool!

As you can tell in that shot, it was getting a little chilly, so Daddy chased me around for a little while longer, and he was jumping in the puddles too. This was fun to see, since Daddy is much bigger than me, and makes much bigger splashes!

After our last couple runs around the puddles and the trees, we ran inside, and Mommy was waiting for us with towels to dry off with. It was a lot of fun, and I can't wait until it rains again (though I hope we skip the hurricane part)

I was actually disappointed today when we went for a bike ride and saw that all the puddles had evaporated. Ah well...we'll see some again soon, I hope!


Gramma Mindy said...

I'm so glad I got power and cable back just in time to see your hurricane post. They tell me I won't have a land phone line until Sunday, but I'm waiting for the gas man right now.

The Dot said...

I tried to time it that way. :-)

I hope the man stopped by to give you gas....wait...that didn't...oh man...

Welcome back to civilization!