As is usually the case after a storm, the next day is gorgeous. We actually dodged a bullet with Irene. We had about 5 inches of rain, and we did get some wind, but nothing like predicted. We did lose our power at the very end of the storm (and it's still off 14 hours later) but other than that, there doesn't seem to be much damage in my immediate neck of the woods. There was apparently a great deal of flooding a bit north and west of here, and more wind damage to the east.
Today was supposed to be the first day of school, but it was cancelled last Friday, just in case. There are a lot of us without power, so it's probably a good thing. I will go into school later to organize just a few more things! I don't want to leave the house with the generator running so I'll sit tight until my husband comes home from his rounds.