Irene Kind to Annapolis

City Dock in Annapolis

The wind took the water away from the shoreline downtown at City Dock in Annapolis, as evidenced by the low water level. There was no flooding this morning, Sunday August 28th. The water didn’t even kiss the feet of the Kunte Kinte statue. There was, however, a loss of power. Grover, owner of City Dock Cafe, was out greeting customers and apologizing that he had no hot coffee to serve. The coffee shop’s power went out on Saturday afternoon and at 9:00 am on Sunday was still out along with most businesses and apartments in the lower downtown area.
In Murray Hill, we lost power for approximately one hour late Saturday afternoon, and once our ice chest had been filled to the brim with ice, the power was restored. I made my husband Peter take myself and daughter Alex out to dinner anyway because we’d been working hard all day packing up stuff in the basement, putting things into plastic tubs and labeling it all for future access while also doing four loads of laundry, just in case we lost power. More on that topic, in my “All About Antiques” blog. We walked up the road in the wind and rain, a couple of blocks to Fado’s which was pretty empty for a Saturday night. It was fun to get out of the house.

The good news is, we’ve all got plenty of clean clothes and linens and nothing big fell down in our yard, although I may be losing internet as there appears to be a fallen branch in the neighbor’s yard that is leaning on the cable line. I am thus writing quickly! A neighbor up the street was not so lucky, as an entire tree uprooted itself and fell over in his backyard. Luckily no one or any structure was hurt.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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