Oh, us? Well, thank you for asking. Let's see...
Oh, yes, we experienced an earthquake. That was quite a day. I thought a tree was falling on our house and we were all going to get squished so I gathered my chickens and ran outside. My friend, Jen, who is a SoCal native (that's SOuthern CALifornia for us cool people) told me that this indeed is the wrong thing to do in an earthquake. As she is a SoCal native (again, we're cool) she has experienced a few earthquakes and told me that I should have gone under a sturdy table, or in a doorway, etc... I am sure you've heard all of these before. However, being that I am an East Coast native (or, EaCo since I'm cool--right? That's something that we all say? No? hmm... still cool though ;)) I have never experienced an earthquake, but have experienced trees falling over so I ran outside to save myself from being squashed by the tree that I am still sure was going to fall on our house.
Let's see, what else did we do... Oh yes! Survived a hurricane. You may have heard of Irene? Now, I use the term 'survived' very loosely. We have a backup generator and our power only went out for a few hours so we were much more fortunate than some homes and families. Besides torrential downpours, a few tornado warnings and gusty winds, we fared just fine. Our county has been declared a disaster area, but thanks be to God, we do not need any assistance from FEMA.
So, we had a memorable summer. This past August, I have been told, was the second wettest August on record. So, with all the rain and destroying winds, my poor tomato plants are not doing too well. They took a thrashing, and well, I just don't want to talk about it. So much for my homemade salsa with tomatoes from MY garden. There's always next year--I hope!
I will leave you with one image, and then we are not to speak of my tomatoes anymore. Too sad...