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Friday Fun! (Irene Update aka Help Out Vermont)

Hello my lovely readers!  What a busy week it’s been.  There’s just always something to do in Boston, and I love it. 🙂

Hurricane Irene got downgraded to a tropical storm before hitting us.  Boston didn’t fare too badly with mostly downed trees/branches/billboards, etc…  The worst was loss of power for some.  I was not one of them.  As of this morning there were still people without power in Mass though.

However, I’m going to get serious for a moment and talk about my home state of Vermont.  Vermont is a very wet state.  It’s full of official wetlands and rivers, which means when a lot of rain hits, it doesn’t have anywhere to go.  Vermont suffered horrible damages from Irene with entire villages cut off from assistance for days due to washed out roads.  Vermont’s a rural state so farmers lost crops as well.  Even worse, Vermont depends a lot on tourism and some of the historic covered bridges were washed away.  Thankfully everyone in my family is fine, but I really feel for the Vermonters.  Since I grew up there, I know that a lot of the people there are poor, working class folks who will really struggle to recover from such a travesty.  If you have any spare change and have ever found my blog useful or amusing or a light in your day, I’d really appreciate it if you’d help with the relief efforts in my home state.  Many options may be found here.

My week was busy full of friends and karaoke and gym and general other awesomeness.  This weekend is a three day weekend, and I’m super excited!  I’ll just be in town with my girls being generally epic.

Happy weekends!

  1. September 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I’m glad to hear you and your family are all well, sad to hear about your home state, my prayers are with them.

    • September 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. One of the minuses of storms I’m afraid.

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