I took the news of the post-tropical storm seriously. I bought supplies, had my flashlight and candles handy, and was ready for some time without electricity. Luckily, none of that was needed. The winds howled overnight, but not loudly enough to keep me awake.
I got up this morning and went to the bathroom, as is my usual first stop. Walking toward the window, I saw something that wasn't normal... a tree was lying on the ground.
I knew I needed this tree removed because it was mostly dead, but removing a tree isn't something I can do on my own. I was going to get Dad's help, but now it's not really necessary. Post-tropical storm Noel came by and brought it down for me. It doesn't appear to have hit or damaged anything on its way down. I guess this is one of the few conveniences of hurricane-force winds.