You all know that the hurricane Irene is to deliver a blow to the
Eastern Seaboard tonight and tomorrow, moving up the Coast to
New England later Sunday.
We lived in a small sea-faring village in Virginia years ago, so the
residents there are fully acquainted with what to do to prepare for
storms at sea that blow into the area as northeasterly rain and winds.
One of our neighbors stood on the second floor of his home and
dropped a line down the outside wall of his house to measure the
depth of the water from the hurricane that had hit. His rope accidentally fell into his open well.
His wife called upstairs and said, "how deep is the water now?" He responded, "I don't know; she's measuring 5 fathoms (25 feet) and still going!"
True story. We hope everyone on the East Coast survives and recovers quickly.
Take care all.