|Hurricane Irene heading up the coast|
Ok, before I start on my little rant about Irene, let me say all my issues are minor–people died in this storm (I believe 15), people had extensive property damage, and many are still today without power.Beautiful Vermont, in particular, was hit hard. I hope all of you in the path of Irene got off unscathed.
I really have nothing to complain about, but allow me to whine just a bit. We had no real damage here in central Maryland, just a few downed branches/limbs and general yard cleanup. However, Irene was a major pain in the ass for one big reason–my kids were supposed to start school today and they’re not!
As of last night, about 27 schools in our system still didn’t have power, so before they even got started, my kids are looking at an extra day at the end of the year. Let me tell you about the schools here in this area—they call off at the threat of snow. Last year, for instance, I believe total snowfall was around 15 inches (average here for a season) and yet the kids had something like five make-up days. So missing today was not a good way to start!
And did I have a list of things planned, including lots of work, for today? No, I had bon-bon eating on my list today. Thanks Irene. But like I said, minor inconveniences here for us compared to other areas.
On to fun things. My Barney Butter giveaway.I had 99 entries and random.org picked number 84, which is Christy at My Dirt Road Anthem. If you’re not familiar with her blog, go check it out–chock full of great pics and fun posts.