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. 

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Our prayers are with you all.

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