So THAT was a hurricane?? I suppose I should consider us fortunate that it wasn't worse. Dad keeps saying "Don't worry- the season's just beginning." All I know is that it was windy and rainy, and, when the power went out early in the evening that meant that the air conditioning went with it, which also meant that the windows would be opened! I live to sit up on the back of the couch and look out the window, especially when it's opened and I can smell everything and take in every movement.
The lights came back on the next afternoon (yesterday), flickered a few times, then stayed on for good. Mom was ecstatic, especially since she was caught off guard by the much-sooner-than-anticipated power outage. On went the computer, on went the lights, on went the air conditioner, and down went the windows! "Shit!" I said to myself. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. Things are pretty much back to normal now. I see they put away the carrier. Now I can relax.