When Irene blasted through the East Coast and knocked out the lights on Sunday, I was prepared to be without power for at least five days. I even got a recorded phone call stating the focus was on clean-up during the first day of the aftermath, with the possibility of power not being restored until the weekend. Yet on Monday as I drove home from work, the downed tree at Parlee’s Farm was cleared, along with the power lines cleared.
And the lights were on at home. I rejoiced.
And as the television and internet came back on, I realized how fortunate I am. For Hurricane / Tropical Storm Irene devastated other parts of New England, particularly Vermont.
Our prayers are with you all.