|the only evidence of Irene actually AT our house.. the now permanently sideways zinnias|
So life is a little busy and chaotic right now with having just got back in town, no power, etc. and trip pics won't be available for a bit longer (AND of course with all these power outages, my office isn't one of them so I'm working ha), but a few other things have been happening that I wanted to document:
Last week was the East Coast Earthquake,
a 5.8 with the epicenter right here in Virginia.
I didn't feel it.
I was cruising down Main Street, windows rolled down, singing and such, then walked back into work and everyone was freaking out because it had just happened. I missed my first earthquake. Guess the Jeep is a bit of a bumpy ride, huh? Thankfully no damage done locally.
While we were away, Anthony's Great Uncle Meatball passed away.
He's been sick for some time so it was somewhat expected, but still a devastating loss for the family and we will miss him greatly.
And as you all know, this past weekend Hurricane Irene came through. Ant and I, being 3000 miles away when it hit, didn't really know what to expect when we got home last night, but as far as we can tell, our area seems to have faired quite well (of course, massive power outages, ourselves included, but otherwise fine). We were really missing those cool San Fran breezes last night with no AC in the house!
So glad our friends and family all seem to have made out alright as well!
And finally, tomorrow is my LAST DAY of work at the Record! WOOHOO!!
Being a holiday paper week, it's a busy time so I'll be doing plenty of work tomorrow (and working other job tomorrow night) but you know I'll be celebrating come Wednesday : )
Our trip was so amazing and I can't wait to share more with you when I've had a chance to catch up on some other things, sort pictures, etc.!