Tuesday, October 30, 2012

THE DAY AFTER~

There is a constant hum of generators filling the evening air...Hurricane Sandy has subsided here in Southern Maine....but has left many of us in the dark...we are fortunate that we (Dog Trot Farm) have a generator...a birthday gift to me two years prior from my most generous parents... 
In between  raindrops Travis and I managed to get our walk in...Happily, I noticed that our street appeared  unscathed...a tree limb here and there but nothing major...however... around the corner trees and wires blocked the roads...this evening our internet/ cable returned and we (Mr. Dog Trot and I) were finally able to view the destruction and devastation  in New York... New Jersey... and other surrounding states...Also the snowstorm in West Virginia...I hope you (my dear blogging friends and readers) are safe and have suffered no personal damage...keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...Our youngest son, Travis' dad, is an On Target utility employee..he's away from his family helping others get their power back, and we wish him a safe journey and a quick return home.

13 comments:

Farm Girl said...

So glad you have all weathered the storm. I am so glad to hear that you and your family are fine.
The damage does take ones breath away. So glad you were able to post a update. Travis looks like one happy camper.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

glad you are safe. it was not too bad here either. leaky roof though!

annie said...

Thankful you are safe & well, love this cutie pie's smile! hope all goes well with your son, it takes a special person to pick up the pieces!

Kim said...

It's nice to hear all is sound at Dog Trot Farm. The news coverage from NY and NJ was shocking.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a sweet pic of dear Travis.
I am west of Cleveland, OH (I'd say at least 500 miles west of the coast) and you would not believe the wind, rain, and downed trees and power lines. I can't even begin to imagine what it is like out east. My heart goes out to them!
Glad to hear you have a generator to keep you warm and safe. I was without power last night. Thank goodness I had my live "pug blanket" and my hot flashes!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Halloween Julie......so happy you made it through the storm o.k......so so sad the other places......Love little Travis ready for his walk.....Blessings Francine.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Happy Halloween Julie! So glad you are all safe. Generators are a wonderful invention. Enjoy your day with Mr. Sweet Stuff and Ima talking about Travis BUT if Mr. Dog Trot is there that fits too.. :)

WendyBee said...

I'm glad it's over, (for us, at least). Here in Biddeford, (out near the Pool), we lost power at noon on Monday, and were restored last night (Tues) at 6 pm. I was beginning to take meat out of the freezer and grilling it. (No generator). Then I was making decisions about going to the Y for a shower, and whether to take my wet laundry from the washer and dryer to a laundromat. No worries. We had about 2 treetops come down and 1 big maple in the backyard. Lost 4 shingles from the roof. But overall, safe and sound.
Best wishes for our son's safe return to home. Love these utility workers. Last power loss was 4 days, it was all I could do to contain myself and not drag them out of their trucks for kisses and hugs when they got us going again.

Rowan said...

Glad to hear that all is well with you after the storm, bet you are glad you had such a practical birthday present:) What a lovely photo of Travis - he's just gorgeous!

Jemm said...

Glad to hear you are all ok. What a scary situation for everyone your direction.

Eve said...

Such a sweet happy child! God's Speed! And yes, a generator is a girls best friend!!

An Historical Lady said...

So glad you are all well and safe! Travis is just the cutest...
Mmmmm! Your meal sounds yummy too!
Hugs and Blessings,
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Your son will no doubt be very busy after this monster. Safe travel prayers going his way. All of our trees are where they belong just lots of branches and leaves. Travis is so handsome. What a joy it must be to babysit him.