Saturday, September 06, 2008

a day in the life - tropical storm hanna edition - the end

6:07 pm
home. showered and fed and rested, with a few hours of watching college football from the sofa under my belt.

ran into the "hurricane researchers" in the elevator. they are a nice group of young men, affiliated with a university, i believe. one of them made a comment about how they only ever get to spend about two hours in any of their hotel rooms (because they basically *chase* storms this time of year.) they travel light! one duffel a piece, and nary a beer can left in their wake!!

will have the landscapers address the wasted wax myrtles next week (total of four down, not two as originally though.) i HATE the loss of mature trees in any storm. it changes everything!

it looks like the east coast will be spared Ike, and i'm hopeful that we ALL are spared Ike. if you ever have to evacuate to a hotel, don't forget to pack your stuffed animals, bring plenty of snacks, and take a moment to salute the staff! you might even ask them if they have any queso dip to share...

do you roger that?!?

15 comments:

Kelly A. said...

I am so glad your storm was as uneventful as it was. Although even with your minimal damage, your posts were plenty eventful. I will always be sure to smile extra big at my hotel staff from now on.

Glad you are dry, it will be interesting to see what Ike is up to in a few days.

Kim Sue said...

glad you guys are back at your own casa.

patsy said...

I'm glad it's over & no Ike-- hopefully no one will have Ike... mature trees, so sad when they are gone. Hope all is well at your home :)

michelle said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your play-by-play, Lelly. And "nary a beer can left in their wake!!" make me laugh out loud. Losing mature trees is definitely a sad thing. So glad you're home and there was minimal damage!

Hannah said...

This was a delight to read over the weekend. Glad nothing major was lost, but the mature trees do make me sad! Hope today is restful for you.

carlo said...

roger that, friend.

carlo said...

and SO glad you are safe and sound.

it has been very interesting to follow your play-by-play. we were out of town yesterday so i couldn't wait to get back to read about your adventure.

Laurie said...

wow, I was thinking about you over there on the coast. Glad it's past and I love your documentation!

Funny what you mentioned about people not understanding about the pool. I'm dealing with people who don't understand why their flights were cancelled or delayed. Go figure.

Joy said...

I'm sure it feels wonderful to be home, sweet home. I'm so glad that all is well.

MaryRC said...

WOW what a loooong day.. but happy you are all happy and healthy!

Cecilia said...

I'm glad you guys are back home!

Chris said...

Glad you could get back home and all is well. Loved the day in the life series. We had LOTS of rain here. Some wind, not as bad as I had expected.

matee said...

hiho its matee of the swamp people. I can tell ya all that clean up after the storm is much worse than you can think. i am elies husband and i work on bald head island for public works. the clean up for such a storm is very hard. we have to pasify the rich and i some times think the federaly protected. but none the less spoiled ok enough from me see yaz matee

wende said...

i'm so glad you're safe and sound. every time i heard about the storm on the news i thought of you! sorry about the trees though, what a bummer!

Natasha said...

ok, I did not ever think to do a 10 part Gustav - day-in-the-life-post when we evacuated!! At least I had Tasha post for me though.