I'm very happy to say that after Hurricane Irene and almost a week of no power, no phone, no cable television AND no Internet, that I am back online. We were very lucky with this hurricane...no flooding and no damage. We did lose some trees but they fell away from the house thanks to the grace of God. The loss of power was truly the worst of it and to be honest - it was nice to simplify life for a little while. Having said that, we were supposed to start school on the 29th but now will be starting on Sept. 6th. We already have 5 days to make up and winter hasn't even begun! I'm sure there are others who are in the same boat. My thoughts and prayers go out to Vermont who clearly suffered the most damage. I hope all is well with all of my Blogging Buddies. Take care!