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We Were Lucky

This was the scene when I woke up this morning:

It was very breezy at that time and there were many leaves and small branches down. At that point it was still raining a bit as we were still waiting for the center of circulation to pass over us. Even now, it’s still really windy. We never lost power and are on top of a hill so we don’t worry about flooding here either. But many low-lying areas in my town are flooded and about 30% of people are without power.

There are a lot of people on the internet bitching that this storm got hyped up for no reason. Seriously? I’m sorry it didn’t ruin your day enough, but there are millions of people without power, at least 10 people dead, and countless others whose property has been damaged due to flooding or trees falling on them. If you weren’t affected by this storm much, you were lucky. Now qwityerbitchin’ and count your blessings. It could’ve been a lot worse.

I mean, honestly.

4 thoughts on “We Were Lucky

  1. Honestly, I think the storm may have been over-hyped just a wee bit (“Ratings! Ratings!”) but, having said that, I don’t regret one bit having over-prepared and not having needed a single preparation (so far!). We were lucky. Very lucky. As the saying goes, “Better safe than sorry”.

    The neighbors just behind me have their generator going, so I know folks on that side of the border have no power. How we still have ours, given that it seems to go out at any gust of wind over 20 MPH, is beyond me. I was sort of looking forward to a few days without power and camping out in my house, but I’m also really glad I don’t *have* to.

    Glad you guys made it out of this with no problems!

  2. I think the weather people did get a little over excited, but really it’s because mother nature is completely unpredictable. They say it’ll be a Cat 1 and then it morphs into a monster. Like everyone else has said, better to be safe than sorry.

  3. Not hyped at all. We still have people in the Town I work for without power. My in-laws in eastern CT still have no power. There are other areas in Connecticut who may not have power until next week. We came through with no damage – and I got a lot of knitting done!

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