We prepared as much as we could with what we had. Hurricane Irene came and went and left quite a mess behind. Though it didn’t seem as vicious as everyone had anticipated no one truly knew the damage until we took a look around. Most people here in Connecticut lost power for minimum of a few hours to several days. Most importantly no one I know lost their home. Video from Vermont proved to us how lucky we truly were. Though it was an inconvenience it was just that… a mere inconvenience. I thank friends who offered to help when and where they could. The storm proved to be an occurrence that brought a community together. We survived and lived to tell about.