Weathering the Storm: Grateful Irene was Weak

"“I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself.” ~ Martin Buxbaum

I’ve always been kind of a fan of stormy weather. I find weather events exciting; you never know for sure what is going to happen. The anticipation of the storm is the best part.

I love living in North Andover close enough to drive to the beach, but far enough away that I feel pretty safe from storm damage. On days like today I like to sit back with a book and a cup of coffee and watch the storm pass by with pleasure. Stormy days are great for lazing around or playing cards. During storms when my kids were little I used to pile us all on the couch and read aloud to them for hours. It helped keep them calm with the wind howling outside.

It isn’t very often that we lose power at our house, but it does happen. Even that can be kind of fun since power is generally restored quickly. Often times when we lose power our neighbors, my in-laws, don’t so if we need to we can escape there.  We’ve shared some fun times in power outages at either of our houses over the years.

As much as I am a fan of weather events, I am grateful that Irene has been tamed. Even I would be nervous if she were a true hurricane.  


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