After the storm

I fell behind in posting my images for my Project 52. Time to catch up.

It’s the morning after Hurrican Sandy. The air is cold. I’ve never heard such quiet inside and outside the house. We are still without power. It seems the AT&T cell tower has gone offline. My phone has a no service sign. It’s still dark in the house, but I’m well-rested and can’t sleep anymore. Shaan is up as well. Time to make the coffee. Are we in the eye of the storm, or is it over?

A large tree has fallen across River Road ( near Blue Spring Road ). The tree has brought down the power lines. I’m not sure if these are the lines supplying power to our neighbourhood.

October 30th, 2011 - Unreal

It's only October and we have just had our first major snow fall. It came down thick and heavy, sticking to everything including tree branches. Many of the tree branches in my neighborhood — including my own — could not take the weight of the snow and snapped. Our mini-van was trapped in the driveway as two broken branches lay across the entrance. We carefully shook the snow off the branches but we then we discovered another problem. The battery in the mini-van was exhausted. Fortunately she had parked facing the garage and I was able to jump-start her care with mine. Good thing too because we were without cell phone service and would not have been able to call AAA for help. I think the AT&T tower in the area must have either lost power or been damaged in the storm.