Annals of Athena

The Big Storm

September 2nd 2011 4:24 am
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We just got our electric power back after that nasty Hurricane Irene attacked our house and shut the power off. This is what happened.

Mom and dad were so tired from getting our house and garden ready for the big storm, and I was so tired from supervising them, that we all mostly just slept through it when it finally came. There wasn't much to see anyway. It rained and rained! No birdies were flying by for me to look at, and in our pond, the fish stayed down at the bottom, I guess, the way they always do when they sense a commotion going on above. The frog was hiding, and the rabbit who lives somewhere under our magnolia tree stayed hidden too. So, as I said, there was nothing to see, and nothing to listen to, either, except the sound of the wind blowing. I just stayed close to mom and dad.

But when the storm was ending and finally going away, it decided to leave us with a souvenir and shut off our electricity. I guess we should be glad that's all it did--a couple of miles from here, along the seashore, three houses were washed out to sea (luckily, no furs or humans were staying there during the storm). We had no damage to our house, and no water came into our basement either. Outside in the garden everything was fine too--some of the flowers looked a bit bedraggled, but they recovered quickly. But there was no electric power at all, and no prospect for getting it back on, since almost everybody else had the same problem.

The next four days were kind of unpleasant for the humans--they had to throw away a lot of their food and eat human kibble (nuts, dried fruit, and crackers)--though they did make noodle soup on the barbecue grill one day, and after the second day power was back in a neighboring town, so they could go there to eat. But for me, except for not being able to get to Catster and see my furriends, it was actually somewhat nice--the humans were inside almost all the time, attending to me, and of course I see a lot better at night than they do, so I didn't have to carry a flashlight around with me after it got dark. It did seem strange, though, and so I'm glad we have the power back!

 
 

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Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

September 2nd 2011 at 2:16 pm

Glad yous all ok!!!
Purred by: Riley

September 2nd 2011 at 2:25 pm

We are so glad you are safe and sound and glad you have power again.

That it devastating to see your neighbors loose everything.
Our purrs go out to them.

Love
Riley
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

September 2nd 2011 at 4:26 pm

Oh my Catness! That's a very long time Athena.

Glad all ov yoo were safe. Also, very glad no one was in those houses washed to sea!

Hope all yur litta furry furriends outside, are back to entertaining yoo again!

Prayers for all, still without electricity.

Wuvvs,
Kally Kat ღ ღ
Purred by: ishtar *proud wobnapt* (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2011 at 9:09 am

did your humans make funny war dances over the loss of food? i bet mine had done so ;)

actually i am very happy that nothing serious happened to you or your personnel, athena! i am not used to such long periods without electricity here and that sounds very scary to me...
Purred by: Athena (Catster Member)

September 3rd 2011 at 12:22 pm

*giggles* No, they were upset over the loss of food, but they didn't get quite as upset as you might think, Ishtar, because they were careful to eat up all the expensive stuff before the storm hit. I helped! *burp*

One lucky thing is that after the storm the weather wasn't too hot, so we didn't need the air conditioning. Otherwise I would have been quite upset, I'm sure.


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