For a variety of reasons, we made the difficult decision to remain in the city for the duration of the hurricane, though we continue to monitor its progress from here. Irene has been officially downgraded to a Tropical storm, yet we can’t help but worry about our little cottage, as high winds and rain can do significant damage as the storm makes her way north through our little town. Thankfully, we had the good sense to have several large trees taken down earlier in the season, so we’ve reduced our chances of that threat significantly.
Currently, we are not one of the many Queens Con Ed customers who have lost power and are still able to get regular updates on the Columbia County Emergency Management Facebook page. I’m thinking good thoughts for our neighbors upstate and hoping this will all blow over without incident. Meanwhile, stay inside and stay safe. See you all on the sunny side!