The Hurricane

This past Saturday, we had a visit from Hurricane Irene.  Fortunately, it was not as bad a expected, but the high winds and rain caused some flooding, minor property damage, extended power outages, and downed a number of trees in our area. 

Our neighborhood made it through unscathed and the power outage time was minimal.  The only visible evidence  that the hurricane had occurred was a number of fallen tree branches and a backyard that turned into “Camp Swampy.”

In one week’s time, we had an earthquake and a hurricane here.  What’s next?

Going Up, Part XVI

504stephen110804On the morning of 13 August 2011, two carpenters appeared and started building a deck. Although they were interrupted by a couple of rain showers, this is what they accomplished by day’s end.