Here we are, a week after Hurricane Irma, and all is well.
Favorite Young Man read after the storm was over and we were without electricity:
We grilled delicious steaks:
This branch fell on the deck with quite a thud:
The backyard after Irma:
The water wasn't as bad as it looks. It's almost dried up now.
The steps to the deck:
A neighbor's tree blows in the wind:
You can't see it in the photo, but the tree split in half at the top.
The pile of debris I created in the front yard:
That's not my car, but you can see that my leaves-and-branches sculpture is longer than the car. I still have plenty of leaves to rake in the yard.
Thanks to all of you who tried to stay in touch with us during the storm and expressed concern for our well-being. I'm sure you can see why I keep saying that it could have been a lot worse:
This is not my house, but it's nearby:
I'm very sorry for the people who have to deal with such damage, but no one died here.
The suffering caused by Irma in some areas is beyond anything I have ever experienced.
Infinities of love,