Hurricane Irene just sort of brushed by us, so all we got were some mild tropical storm conditions. It wasn't safe to drive, but we didn't lose power or have any trees blow over. There were some flash flood warnings but nothing like the flooding in the northeast. We stayed with my grandmother, who has a nice, sturdy brick house. It's also substantially nicer than our house.
We played bridge (well...sort of) and ate shrimp creole. Definitely one of the best storm experiences I've had. The dogs were quite excited to be somewhere new, at least at first. They're getting on in years, so they don't make as many trips anymore. It'd been a while since they'd been to the house. When we let them out in the backyard Daisy didn't quite pay attention to what she was doing and fell in the pool. She was not happy about that. She didn't settle down until we were almost ready for bed.
We have a lot of frogs around here, and I think they wanted some shelter from the storm. This little guy was hanging on with all his might! He was only about an inch long.
Puddin doesn't have any trouble getting comfortable. Give him a couch and a leg to lie against and he's a happy pup.
The next day we had barbecue for dinner. Barbecue can soothe the soul. It's absolute comfort food for me.
One day I'll show you how to slow cook pork shoulder the easy way. Whole hog is great, but I don't own a smoker. And I'm pretty sure I can't lift a whole pig by myself. Details. For now, the restaurant stuff will happily do.