The hurricane stayed offshore and our river held its banks. The winds came; our power stayed on; only small limbs broke off our trees. We had an earthquake; most people didn’t notice it. It snowed but it had melted by noon; the schools declared a snow day. He decided not to drive that day. His doctor said his heart was healthy. Her boss gave her a raise; her mother and father praised her. They were happy to share a clean and comfortable home.