By the time Irene hit Connecticut it was downgraded to a tropical storm. I had two neighbors looking out for my house and property and no damage was sustained. I don't count leaves on the ground and twigs and small branches as damage.
I am grateful!
I was worried if damage was sustained it would mean another insurance claim and remodel work to be managed long distance which would not just be stressful (and cost us money due to the deductible) but also would interfere with the home being on the market for sale.
Let's get on with selling that house so we can move forward with buying a home in Texas!