Finally — a post-hurricane post! I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: we were hit very hard. With a 16-foot storm surge at high tide on Monday, there was widespread flooding and wind damage along the Connecticut coast, as these photos show.
A tree in a neighbor's yard squashed their pick-up truck like a pancake.
Boats broke free of their moorings and ended up in unusual places, like the five that came crashing into the front yard of the house, below.
And almost every street has trees and power lines down.
So now for the good news: we fared better than expected. A flooded crawl space, several inches of water in our garage, an inch or two in our mud room, porch and my beloved studio. Other than that, our house was dry. Thanks goodness!
We have spent the last few days recovering. We had moved almost the entire contents of our house to the second floor, so we've been getting everything back to its proper place. There has been lots of cleaning and speaking with contractors about the myriad of repairs that are needed to restore our house to pre-hurricane condition. Plus, we don't have power, telephone or internet service and it looks like it will be a while before we do. I ran out at the crack of dawn this morning and headed to Starbucks for their WiFi so I could write this post and say hello.
I wanted to thank you all for your recent comments and support. I am so grateful for your kind words and also for safely weathering the storm with my family by my side.