Saturday, August 27, 2011

The East Coast Storm

These high winds are reeking-havoc on the East coast!
  To all our blogging-friends...please get to a safe place before the storm hits your area! Irene is proving to be a deadly storm; with her winds subsiding she is still a strong storm.
  If you plan to ride it out, make sure you have dug in and, you and your family are safe. We pray you get through this. Don't take risks! Please know you are in all our prayers. Take good care! Wishing you safety throughout this storm.

All the Best,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thank the Lord...Rain at Last!

  We were not expecting this storm, but I don't think any of us regret it. We had straight line winds over 50 mph, trees down, power outage and of course, rain! My pics didn't pick up the rain very well, nor the tree that fell across the street knocking out power. I stood on the porch trying to get shots, but high wind and lightning reminded me how powerful they are. I gave they both due respect! LOL.

  I tried to capture the fallen tree just beyond the last tree on the top right of the pic, but missed the shot. The power line came down with the tree. We were withont power for a little while, because the fire and police departments are up the hill from us, and so is city hall! That's a lux I inherited for moving to this new address.

 If you look close you can see the rain dripping from the roof of Miss Betty, my next door neighbor's house. She is such a good neighbor.
 After the excitement of getting that rain, I finished putting away my peppers that were given to me. I put away 10 bags, and expect to get this many tomorrow...a promise made from our cheerful giver! I can always snag a bargain, huh?

Not only did I finish all of this, I managed to cook a light meal of chicken, green beans with bacon, rosemary new-potatoes, rice with mushroom gravy and pear salad.

                     See how the whipped topping is melting down from the heat in the kitchen

You know I love desserts...the kitchen cooled after the rain. Temp now a wonderful 72 degrees! So, I put this german chocolate cake in the oven. Imagine hubby's surprise when he walked in and dinner was on the table! I have to tell you, it has been so long since we had a home-cooked meal,  we both ate til' our bellies were ripe! LOL.

 Well, that's about it for now. I am so happy to be back among friends. Please let me hear from you. I have a doc's appointment tomorrow. I'm hoping things go well...
  Until then...Keep smiling and please know, you will always have a friend ... At Home with Loretta!
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