I am not making light of the fact that some of you really did suffer the wrath of Irene. However, we did not. While the media had portrayed it to be the end of the world for us, especially after experiencing the earthquake just a couple days before (which, by the way? I also didn't feel), our experience was quite mundane. Here is the view out our front door at the end of the rain.
It was a little messy, but nothing that a broom couldn't handle. Our neighbors' basement did flood, so we went down. Chris carried up a couple rugs with the husband, while I talked babies with the wife. Still, they'll be fine after everything gets a chance to dry out. Their dog was a bit traumatized, though! She sleeps in the basement, and when the water started to seep into her crate at about 4 am, she might have lost it a bit.
Chris took some pictures of the nearby creek that were a bit more impressive.
And, finally, a video of the rushing stream if you're into that sort of thing. Unfortunately, you can also hear how many times Chris had to reprimand Harper for harassing the other gawkers.