The Results of Rita
Well, what a relief! I know other places did get pounded by Rita, but it turned out to be a non-event for us. Today has been Hurricane Cleaning Day (like Spring Cleaning but hotter). The house was pretty much torn apart from our preparations, so we just decided to clean all those places that usually don't see the light of day before we put all the furniture back. Man, did I vacuum up a lot of cat hair. We had a couple of power flickers early this morning, but it was not out for more than a minute either time. If we hadn't known that a hurricane had gone through, we'd have thought we just had a nice thunderstorm.
The morning survey yielded one small twig attacking my car and one shingle definitely out of place. There were a couple of hibisus flowers on the ground, and a lot of leaves from the yellow-flower tree out front. The east-side cypress got tangled up in the crepe myrtle. Lots of leaves in the gutters of the road. It was still blustery, although very comfortable temperature-wise, outside this morning, but it's already hot again now.
And that's all there was to Rita here in our corner of Montrose....