Sunday, August 28, 2011

All is Well

No Power,But Not A Total Disaster

I will be quick as I am running on batteries.  The power has been out since about 11 PM last night.

We had lots and lots of rain, some wicked wind, but so far, no major disaster here at Follywoods.  I had a battery operated radio on nearly all night. There was one tornado warning, but it was not in my area, thank goodness.  Trouble is the radio died suddenly this morning and it was not the battery.  I found another one, but it's only AM , so now I can't seem to get the NJ station I want to listen to. However, there is another one, so I have that on now.

Called the power company for an update, but they didn't even have an  automated message on. I will check online to see what I can find out.

I finally decided to lock the Boys in the barn during the storm. If it continues to clear, I will let Toby and Chance out in the afternoon. Tucker will have to stay in due to his shoe issues.

My biggest upset is that I actually have water in my basement for the first time I can remember. Not sure where it came from. It is an inch or two deep and mostly on the east side. I don't really have a pump to get it out, so it will have to dry up on its own. The stuff that's wet will survive. It's just a bit disturbing to have water down there as it is usually pretty dry.

So, that's it for now. I will report back later or if anything exciting happens.


  1. Glad to hear you're basically okay, sorry about the basement though.

    We're doing okay here too, so far just some wind, rain and thunder. It's moving in here in an hour or so...

  2. What a scary weekend. Good news that you weathered it safely.

  3. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Glad to hear that you all survived the storm safely!

  4. Thanks for the update! I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were faring.

  5. Glad to hear you're ok. We didn't get hit too bad down here. No flooding, no trees down. Power is still on, but the wind is also still blowing. So I guess we'll see.

  6. Thnaks for the update. I am glad you and Shannon are okay ^-^

  7. Thanks for posting - I was worried. Bummer about the water but you have to admit that it's an extreme event. But sounds like you escaped anything major. Now for my family in Maine.

  8. glad you're all ok, despite the water in the basement - that's not good, but as ML said, an extreme event, so unlikely to happen again...touch wood!