Monday, September 29, 2008


So, Hurricane Kyle apparently heard about the wall of blocks that was put up to stymie his destructive wrath and he left town without even trying. Heh.

Kyle did bypass us mostly, although we did get a fair amount of rain and some moderate winds late last night. The block wall seems to have worked well enough. It is not perfect, but it kept the majority of the water from running straight down the bulkhead and into the basement, and that was its intended purpose, after all.

You can see from the picture that some gravel washed up against the base of the wall, and I had expected that. Because that area is made of very porous gravel, some water simply seeped through and got into the basement that way, but not in the volume of storms past.


Now I need to go to work and make some money to pay for that pretty new deck. If I do anything fun, I'll take some pictures and post them here.

And thanks to everyone who has sent me kind notes of concern as this storm worked its way up the coast toward Maine. It was touching to know you all were thinking of us.


MRMacrum said...

Yeah, I'm just as happy that Kyle missed us. 2-3 inches of rain with not much wind made it seem like just another rainy Maine weekend. They say the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. Well the rain in Maine ends up in the basement. It's a rule you know.

I was impressed that I did not have to pull out the squeegee and the fan. The sump pump hardly worked at all.

Glad to hear your new defense did what it was supposed to. Even if it was not tested to it's fullest.

Distributorcap said...

better safe than sorry.... glad you are ok

and there is no global warming --- a hurricane in maine and canada!