Post-Irene and things have returned to normal for those of us who were lucky. I was without power at home for a little more than 5 days, but the store thankfully had power, phone, and internet all back by last Tuesday morning. The basement did apparently flood with about a foot of water, but I had nothing down there and as the basement's shared between units, I didn't have to take care of the clean up. So in the end, the only damage was a broken storm window and some branches lost from the willow.
Still, I'd rather not do that again, okay? Thanks for your cooperation, Mother Nature.