The power is finally on at my parents after being knocked out by IKE….. it has been a long haul for them. When the power came back on, a large tree limb was on the line in my parents back yard… which resulted in a flash of fire. My parents had just driven into their driveway, and a neighbor had just run out to tell them there was a fire in their back yard. But it was quickly burnt out, even before the fire department arrived. The fire department and then the electric company had to decide how to deal with it at that point.
My sister is still in hospital, so it has also been a long haul for her. She is better, but they are worrying about heart troubles. So we still wait for her to be well.
Anyway, I am glad my parents have power again and can get on with recovery.