We Survived Irene!

I must admit I was a little concerned about our visit with Irene. Man oh man, the place is so young. I mean come on… she (our building) is only three weeks old and I didn’t think she was all that ready for a hurricane. But we did survive it well. We lost power for about 5 hours. It sent me over the edge as I realized that we could not hook our generator up. Just slight panic. Well, close to full blown panic if I’m being honest especially as the emergency light batteries starting giving up after a couple of hours. But it was all fine and we got it back before the sun went down. We did get some water in the basement in a really strange spot which was kind of a bummer but it’s manageable.

The coolest thing was our rain gardens! What is a rain garden you ask? Well, I have to admit that about 15 weeks ago a rain garden to me was one of the following: 1) a complete waste of good dog yard space 2) entirely too big or 3) completely in the way. But I now have a new found like (not quite love.. see above reasons) of my rain gardens. A rain garden, you see, is really just a fancy name for a drainage ditch. It is probably a fancy name for something else really fancy but I will leave it to my civil engineers to correct me. Anyways, here is a picture of the big rain garden out back in action!

Hmmmm…. I’m thinking Doggie Water Park!! 🙂

1 reply
  1. Lyn Howard
    Lyn Howard says:

    I love it. Rain garden seems to be the new and politically correct way to refer to what is more commonly know as a swale. Swales can me natural or human-made, and they help to manage storm water runoff. Which, from the photo above you had in large quantity. See civil engineers can be your best friends. Happy to hear that you only sustained minor damage.

    Love this blog Anne!


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