Mother Nature Doesn’t Like Illinois

Posted by on Apr 21, 2008 in Stuff | One Comment

First it rained and rained. Then it rained some more. My basement flooded twice. I am now a sump pump and Rub Doctor expert. So early in the AM the other morning I am taking a shower and the house starts to shake.

I’m wondering if I am having a Grateful Dead related flash back or something. I hit the news and see we just had a 5.4 earthquake. This is a little troublesome, since I actually live on a fault line that makes the one in Southern California look like child’s play. In fact the last time (1811-1812) there was a major quake (actually four within a three month period) they were so powerful they reversed the flow of the Mississippi river. I expect locusts and frogs are in my near future. Oh and aftershocks that last for 20-30 seconds are a little unnerving to say the least.

1 Comment

  1. Diane

    I hope you do not mind one correction. The mississippi river did not run backwards-it was an allusion.


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