Hurricane Irene really did a number on the Outer Banks and surrounding areas. Houses destroyed, homes flooded, roads washed totally away.... but the Recca house, miraculously, escaped serious damage.
With the exception of a few inches of flood water encroaching our downstairs storage rooms, and major damage to the Pirate's Cove Marina and docks, we found our little beach house in tact. It took only a day and a half for us to clean up our mess. Sadly, many of our neighbors will be cleaning up for some time to come. But everyone is safe, and nothing in our neighborhood is beyond repair. In fact, it was quite inspiring to see our neighbors banding together, helping eachother, sharing and giving.
Thank you friends for all the comments, e-mails, thoughts and prayers. They were all very much appreciated, and helped more than you know.