We got off pretty easy. Irene swept through the neighbourhood and the damage was mostly power outages.
Which is not such a big deal compared to the 25 (last count I heard) lives lost or the houses flooded or the roads lost.
My main inconvenience is no internet, which, a drive to the closets Starbucks and a wait around for a plug solves. The trains were down so there was no way to commute to the city. Otherwise, everything was pretty normal.
I don’t know when my electricity will come back on, but every time I want to complain I think of those who were hit worse and I stop myself.
Sometimes my privileged self is pretty annoying.