Those of you who live on the east coast may have noticed something amiss on Tuesday, as the earth shook beneath your feet while you were simultaneously looking at the severe thunderstorm warnings for Thursday and tracking the biggest monster of a hurricane we have seen in a century. Yes indeedy. Its Armageddon out there.
And so far, our Ravenna is holding up.
The earthquake did no visible damage - our project manager told us that the house was built to withstand at least the amount of shaking we experienced. So, earthquake proof? <check>
Floodproof? <check> With 2 sump pumps, good grading and good soils underneath, we haven't seen a drop of water anywhere on the property, despite the fact that we have had almost a foot more rain than is normal for this time of year. And we've got another foot of water coming as we welcome Irene to our coastline.
Unfortunately, I expect some wind damage this weekend to both my homes. Winds are predicted to be sustained at up to 60 mph here, with gusts of 75mph. That's enough to do some serious damage to newly planted trees, not to mention siding and shingles. But those things can be fixed easily, and are expected in weather conditions that are going to be so severe.
I hope that all my blogger friends take precautions and stay safe as the hurricane blows by. This hurricane is not a joke, and we will probably be talking about it for a very long time to come.