Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Well, it was an interesting four days dealing with this bloody hurricane. Had to evacuate my horses 'cause my house and barn are surrounded by BIG trees (we grow 'em big around here--see that pic?) Trying to pack up enough gear and supplies for 2 horses, multiple cats, dogs and 3 reptiles ain't easy (ain't easy hiding 'em in a hotel room, either--not the horses, though. got them boarded at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington) Then, sitting in traffic for HOURS trying to get out of this freakin' area before Irene blew in was less than delightful, to say the least. Now it's clean up time--we were lucky and only lost two big trees and they both fell away from the house and barn so no structural damage. Big mess though and a lot of work.