Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Neighborhood After Irene
Just got back from a quick walking tour of my end of the neighborhood. Wayne, call the authorities! I stepped out of my house! Wayne (aka "The Cajun") is my friend who lives in Rehoboth who got his panties all twisted into a knot because I took a ride into Rehoboth Beach early yesterday morning BEFORE THE STORM and took some videos.
The winds have died down considerably but are still here and there is a light rain falling.
There wasn't too much damage in the neighborhood. My neighbor Barbara's cherry tree looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa now after Irene's visit. My neighbors the Hughes' flowering plum tree has a big branch sheared off the bottom. It probably need to be trimmed anyway, Mother Nature took care of it for them.
At the end of the development, the large sand bed which I cross over into the neighboring Oyster Rocks development for my daily walk, is now covered with water. It is quite the lovely pond now. My neighbor Alan and his wife Reggie, who just sold their house because they wanted a "water view" down on Rehoboth Bay, now have there "water view" right here in our development. If you look closely at the video you can see wood ducks paddling at the far right end of the "pond."
I'm going to take it easy today. Update my Find a Grave account, Ancestry.com and check my Facebook and e-mails to see what is going on outside of my little universe here.
I am so thankful we didn't lose power. At least we haven't lost power...yet.