Last Sunday the storm came and went. It left us with a bunch of leaves and twigs and no electricity. It went out at 6:30am so it was a pretty long day with a 3 yr old. My mom called around 5:30pm to say their power was back on. It took all of 15 minutes for me to call her back to say Mattingly and I were coming over. We got there around 7pm and drove around to find a McDonald's. I should say on the way I had to turn around once and go another way and then go under 3 or 4 trees that took down power lines. Someone cut half of the tree down so you could pass through. Kinda scary. My work didn't have power Monday or Tuesday so we got those days off which was fabulous. Mattingly and I took lots of walks and bike rides around Elim Park. Wed I returned to work and that night at 2:30am our power was turned on. We spent 4 nights at Grandma and Papa's with the ducks and the turtles house. It was fabulous! We returned home Thursday afternoon to a stuffy, dirty house. But hey the power was back on. That night we went out for dinner in which Mattingly has a hard time doing these days. He has to be up and moving around or crawling under the table. He doesn't sit still. I did take a few pictures one of the days last week but it was with my parent's camera....another hurricane is in the works and has the same path as Irene did. Let's hope it takes a turn. I can't handle another especially right after one!