Ok, there is a new blog format, so give me some time..let's see how this goes.
Nature has been odd lately. But before the mayhem, we were doing normal things.
We visited with a local Girl Scout troop for an event, my three pretty much slept the whole time. Occasionally Cali would get up for some loving.
We figured that was the end of the natural disasters and continued to plan our weekend. Needless to say, Hurricane Irene had different ideas. We decided to continue our trip west hoping we would get home after the main event or before it.
we hit Delfosse Vineyard
Monkfish liver. ;-)
neighbor, Scott, called ot let us know our power had gone out and he was unable to get in to the house (we use the garage as the main entrance) to feed/let the dogs out. We had been gone the majority of the day, so we knew it would be a mess when we got home. We didnt' factor in the lack of electricity.
We get home after driving through the hurricane to find quite a bit of destruction. it could have been worse, for sure. The dogs were OK, just hungry and had to pee. But it was pitch dark, windy and rainy! The next morning, we surveyed the damage.
the large tree in the back yard, that you see quite often in the background of the running photos had been split in the middle. Hopefully, it will survive after a little surgery.
After all the cutting, we had quite the mess to contend with in the front and back yard
But again, no one had power so suddenly many men appeared with gloves to help. I have a feeling the wives were starting the honey do list, so they escaped to 'be neighborly'.