It rained like the dickens yesterday afternoon and well into last night. There didn't seem to be very much heavy wind but a branch from one of our trees broke off and thumped against the back of the house. THAT was startling. And I discovered that I didn't mind the storm as much when it was light. When it got dark and I couldn't see what was happening, that bothered me and my anxiety level rose a bit. Around about 11 pm or so, it seemed to slacken off and the rain never picked back up after that. It continured to rain most of the night but more quietly.
Right now at 5 pm, it's breezy and the wind is dry. The temps are in the 70's and the humidity is down quite a bit. And a bit of trivia. Someone told me that the last time we had an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week was in 1949. It's ok with me if we wait another 60 years before it happens again.
We made as many preparations as we could. We have extra water and had candles and flashlights and emergency yarn. I was prepared with some simple projects to knit but it was never necessary. Our power flickered two or three times during the height of the storm but never went out.
Friday, I taught Handle with Care and then Pk and I left work early to go out to lunch (and grocery shopping). We had a nice lunch and then came home. It was a good day. Handle with Care went well even if I did have to take a big guy down to the floor wearing my white jeans.
Saturday morning I woke up with a head full of snot and a sore throat. I drank tea with honey and sucked on cough drops most of the day. I am thoroughly sick of both at this point. I am still congested today but it's not as bad and the soreness is less.
We're sitting here feeling kind of disoriented and tired. Yesterday/last night wasn't all that tough but the stress level of all the hype for the impending storm is taking a toll. On Saturday I got to the point of just wanting the storm to get here already so we could deal with it. The build up was overwhelming. I feel exhausted and Pk keeps saying how he just feels "out of it". I put some dinner in the crockpot this morning and in a short while, I'm going down and dish it out. We'll probably have an early night and then it's back to work tomorrow. It doesn't feel like we had much of a weekend but that happens sometimes.
And it's Labor Day next weekend already. How did that happen. I swear it was just Memorial day. This summer for all its excesses, just sped by.
And that's the week that was. I'm looking forward to a quieter week, although maybe I shouldn't say that.....