Hurricane Irene – August 28, 2011

It has been a while since I experienced one of these but on Tuesday, there was an earthquake. its epicenter was about 180 miles away. My car began shaking while I was sitting at a red light in Newark, De. At first I thought it might be some college students rocking the truck. But the van next to me was moving also. Then I realized it what it was. It has been over 100 years since an earthquake of that magnitude shook our area. Of course for those who live in areas prone to earthquakes, this was a nothing. But it was an event on the east coast. People are still asking “where were you during the quake”.

So as not to be out done, the weather served up a hurricane for the weekend. The eye passed here about 3 hours ago. We have seen worse in this area. But I do not remember flooding this bad.

The lowest point in our little town (OK, it’s an intersection and only a 3 way intersection at that) of Glen Mills.

Chester creek usually takes a horseshoe shaped path around our good friends, the DeMarco’s , home. Today the creek usurped the back yard.



Sweetwater Road leads out of downtown Glen Mills to the Sweetwater Farm bed and breakfast.  At least it did yesterday.


Of course, it can always be worse. This revolutionary age home has been consumed by the Brandywine River. One can only assume this is not the first time.


An earthquake on Tuesday, a hurricane on Saturday and a flood on Sunday, does anyone know how to get rid of locust?


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