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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Last week, an earthquake. This week, a hurricane.

What's next? Locusts? I REALLY don't like bugs, Lord, so can we stop at just two natural disasters and forget the plagues?

Although the actual hurricane, Irene, wasn't as bad as we had been prepared for, we got water in our basement. If Jack and I hadn't jumped on it first thing after breakfast, we'd be underwater now. It never got deep; it was just a constant stream of water, well, constant streamS of water coming up through the floor, in through the windows and walls. Our neighbor on the left has 6-8 inches of water in their finished basement. Our neighbor across the street has a completely renovated basement that was done a few years ago after the sewer backed up into her basement - so deep that her second refrigerator wad literally floating. She sent me a photo that year of Ole' Faithful gushing out of her basement toilet. And that happened again this morning. Not quite as bad as last time, but she was SUPPOSED to be on vacation in Virginia this week... Imagine if it was spouting lime that with no one there for a week...

It can always be worse; we just have to keep telling ourselves that...

2 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Glad you are OK. Still haven't heard from our friends near Suffern and that is worrisome. We're fine. No rain just some wind. Power out for 10 hours.

Be well.

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

It can always be worse but goodness, you've dealt with a lot already! No locusts, no locusts! Hope the storms clear and you have a beautiful Fall!