Yes, I am still here on the Day After World's End.
The storm was predicted to be at its worst between 11 pm and 5 am. I was up until 11:30 hoping to catch a glimpse of "its worst". By the time I went to sleep it was still just a big rain storm. I have slept through earthquakes so I was sure I wouldn't wake up till morning.
What do I see today?
- all the trees around my house are still standing
- there are leaves all over the place - guess the winds did shake the trees a bit
- we never lost power
- my kitchen had a large puddle of clean water in the middle of it - the "flood" was not from Irene, but because I failed to plug the drain in my cooler full of melting ice and food.
- my basement had a huge mess of dirty water because my husband brought all the large plant pots filled with wet dirt into the house forgetting that each pot had a hole in the bottom.
I think we caused more damage to ourselves than Irene did. :-)
We will see World's End another day.
And I'll remember to put the plug in my cooler next time.
Hope it was as uneventful for you as it was for me.