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Scenes from a hurricane

Before the hurricane

Before the hurricane

After the hurricane

After the hurricane

After the hurricane

After the hurricane

After the hurricane

365 day 240 - Post hurricane activities

I have a killer toothache, so I don’t feel like saying much (even through my fingers).  I mostly want to curl up in a little ball and whimper.  But I thought I should let you know that we survived the hurricane, we still have power, and we still have all of our trees.  Hooray!  The wind continues to blow, and I think I will have my family sleep downstairs again tonight, just to be safe.

Although the worst is over here in New Jersey, there is still a chance we could lose power (or a tree) before the tropical storm completely leaves our area.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that does not happen.

My thoughts go out to all of you who are dealing with serious flooding and power situations.  I hope it’s all back to normal soon!


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15 thoughts on “Scenes from a hurricane

  1. Glad you all safe, it really sounded like a great storm. I have been watching its progress on the news channel. Hope the toothache gets better.

    1. Thanks. It was quite a storm! The coast wasn’t as ripped-up as they expected, but the inland flooding is pretty extensive and still going on! My toothache, on the other hand, is pretty much over. Hooray!

  2. So glad you’re safe!
    Clove oil applied by Q-tips works wonders for toothachy-ness.

    1. Thank you for the tip! I feel better now, but will file that away for next time 🙂

  3. The toothache must be pressure-induced by Irene. It’ll get better soon.

    1. I hadn’t thought of that! I’m actually in the middle of dental work, so that’s probably to blame. Still, the pressure couldn’t have helped.

  4. I think you can use cinnamon oil for a toothache, too. I did hear about clove oil, but haven’t tried that either. Anbesol helps, if you have any of that. Ice on the cheek for 20 minutes dulls the pain, in addition to being anti-inflammatory. I hope you can get in to see the dentist soon. Having a toothache is torture, isn’t it! Especially when you have a family to take care of and all.

    Loved your photos as always, especially the one of the beetle. Be safe, sleep soundly tonight, and I look forward to your next post, Lisa. You’re in my prayers today. 🙂

    1. Instead of Anbesol and ice on the cheek, I used a little Orajel and had ice cream for supper 🙂 It worked quite nicely, I might add!

  5. Yes, oil of cloves works. Glad you all survived intact.

    1. With all of these recommendations, I think I need to put oil of cloves on my shopping list for next time!

  6. Sleep with a hot water bottle under your cheek. Relieved to hear all is well.

    1. Thanks for the tip! Hope I don’t need it again any time soon 🙂

  7. […] My post yesterday was poorly-named.  Those were scenes before and after a hurricane, really.  Moving the van to a safer spot, clearing the back patio of lawn furniture, stacking pillows + blankets from our hurricane-night sleepover in the family room, cleaning up the water from the basement, finding minor debris + water drops on a leaf + an interesting bug in the front yard, working on my latest crochet project… The camera didn’t actually come out during the storm itself.  I’m rather thankful that Irene wasn’t particularly photogenic (in a major disasters kind of way). […]

  8. i was gonna cry for you if that tree was on the van lucky girl.

    glad everything is over and everything is ok.

    1. Haha, I would have appreciated the commiseration! We were nice and lucky this time.

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