Then I went to Hymies, my favorite local Deli, to indulge in what might be my last hot meal for the weekend.
But around five p.m. I was invited to ride out Irene's visit by having dinner and watching movies with my friend Nancy, and her former college roommate, Julie. A toast of cold "Cosmos" to Irene.
Sunday morning we made another toast, this time to our having survived Irene's visit.
Some of my neighbors were already up and out, like this trio of women on a life-affirming run.
Across the street Dr. Barnes frowns at the thought of how his foundation has been "stormed," not by Irene, but by greedy and wealthy "Philliestines."