Monday, October 28, 2013

Through the Hurricane

When we came here to the Beltway Apartment a couple of weeks ago, we were happy that we had made it through the hurricane season in Louisiana without experiencing a hurricane. 

So what did we wake up to this morning? A hurricane! 

Photo of uprooted trees in The Hague on website www.nu.nl today.

Of course, we had been warned since Thursday that heavy winds were heading our way. And  this evening according to the weathermen, it has been 23 years since the Netherlands has experienced such high winds and damage from downed trees.

My hub and I stayed inside while the rain poured and the wind stripped those beautiful leaves from the trees that I photographed last week. We tried to finish up some tasks that will make it easier for everyone to continue with the remodeling next week. The painters finished their job on Saturday night late, but we spent yesterday and this morning during the storm cleaning up the floors, windows, doors, and baseboards from the paint splatters and dust.

I was awake when the storm blew in at around 3:00 AM, and then awake again when I thought I heard the phone ring around 5:00 AM, and finally awake and got out of bed at 7:30 AM. So I am ready to go to bed very soon.

8 comments:

Paulette said...

That is an amazing photo of the uprooted trees! Glad that you and your husband are alright.

Endah Murniyati said...

I hope you all be safe and the weather will more friendly.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for the update - I'm glad you guys are okay. Sorry to hear about this. :( XOXO

Linda said...

I can't take credit for this news photo, but we lived for over 25 years near this site in The Hague, The Netherlands. Linda

Linda said...

Thanks and we are back to just cloudy and rainy weather now. Linda

Linda said...

Thanks for your concern, Meredith. It was nothing like the tornado in Okla City. Linda

Weekend-Windup said...

Hope you all are safe. Nice picture...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is one crazy photo. Hope you get more sleep tonight.