When we moved to New York 3 years ago, we knew it was going to be an adventure. I never dreamed, however, that our adventures here would include a major hurricane! We were extremely blessed not to have any damage on our property. I kept peering out into the darkness throughout the night to see if our travel trailer and chicken coop were still standing--they were. Even our garden, which I was sure would either be uprooted or drowned, survived! We lost power twice, once for about 7 hours and later for about 2 hours, but that was it.
After all our preparing, it was almost anti-climatic. But I'm good with that. The boys, however, were extremely disappointed when the power came back on. I guess they were looking forward to "roughing it!"
We did have all sorts of fun playing in the wind Sunday afternoon, once the rain stopped and the sun came out. And of course I took pictures!
Jordan trying to make a sail out of a kite
The sun finally peeking through the storm clouds
Daddy swinging the little ones
Looking towards the northeast, the sky still looks pretty ominous!
Josiah is just happy to be outside!
Walking with Daddy
Jordan gave up on the kite and used our Longhorns flag to make a sail.
I thought it was funny that the first thing the older 3 boys did when they got outside was to try to harness the wind to pull/push their scooters. I remember when I was a kid and hurricane Gilbert just missed us in Corpus Christi. We stood in our front yard in rain ponchos, holding the sides out to catch the wind. I think we were trying to see how far we could lean into the wind without falling over. Maybe we were trying to fly.
Joshua hypothesized that he could jump off the master bedroom balcony (basically 3 stories up) and the wind would help him "fly" down instead of just falling like a rock. He wanted to try it.
I vetoed that idea. I'm such a spoil-sport.
The boys soon moved from creating wind sails to an impromptu football game.
Joanna just ran around checking everything out.
Taking a break to lie in the grass
Joshua's broom/trash bag sail. He ended up successfully using this to "power" Josiah's Little Tykes car down the driveway.
Now we are back to business as usual--school, chores, the daily routine. The boys want to know when the next hurricane is coming. Ha!
1 year ago