The outer bands of the Hurricane Irene started to bring rain into our area around 5:00pm Friday night and the wind picked up, but by 8:00pm the rain had stopped and the sun was setting.
Pics taken right at 8PM
Around midnight, I noticed that the kiddie pool had blown back into the yard, so I told Paul he better put everything into the garage. I went out to help him (as in opened the garage door because I have issues with the backyard now) and it was such a perfect night! The breeze and temperature were amazing and the clouds rolling by were absolutely breath taking. I tried to video the clouds but it was too dark to see them on the video (I am sure there is a special camera for that and I need to look into getting it). It literally looked like you were in a time lapsed video because they were moving so quickly across the sky!
By the time we came back into the house, it had started to rain. The rain and wind continued all night but we never lost power. I expected it to get worse out the next day but the rain and wind stayed about the same throughout the day. The power did flicker a few times around noon, but never went out for good. YAY!
Irene allowed us to clean out the closets and dressers, so today we dropped of a huge lot of clothes at the Goodwill. I can't believe all the clothes the kids have outgrown. With all 4 of them, I could probably have my own consignment sale LOL I just can't imagine tagging all those clothes to sell!
Today, you can't even tell that we experienced any weather from a hurricane. The skies are clear, the sun is bright and it's 93* out!