Goodnight Irene…

Aw come on!  You knew I was going to say that!  Irene is not quite finished with us, the outer edge is passing over and the wind has really picked up.  Our little floating dock was lifted completely off all but one piling and is hanging on by a rope. We are praying that in the great scheme of things, our little dock will stay put, or at least not damage someone else’s property.  The wind has shifted strong and the water in our little inlet is blowing back up our yard and across the road, the bigger gusts (49 mph) forming waves with whitecaps.  Despite this … Continue reading Goodnight Irene…

Waiting for Irene…

The last few days of homeschooling have been a tad less productive due to the impending arrival of the first big Hurricane of the 2011 Season, Irene.  Our last big Hurricane was Isabel in 2003 which took out huge established trees, closed schools, knocked out power for some for weeks, and flooded Hampton Roads.   The first decision is whether to go or stay.  It’s a decision that if made early, is made without all the information.  Hurricanes at sea are quite powerful, stirring and stewing over the open sea, and media hype often plays up the danger, particularly in our post-Katrina … Continue reading Waiting for Irene…