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Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Ol’ Robbo was checking up today to see if there was any news of the impending cicada hatch about which I’ve been grumbling here the past couple weeks when I made a startling discovery:  It isn’t happening here (at least not this year).

You see, when I first heard Brood IX was going to cook off in the Mid-Atlantic shortly, I just assumed it to be the return of our local horde, since the timing seemed more or less right.  But I then went over to Cicada Mania, and on closer examination of their map and brood table, realized that this hatch is located out in the western part of Virginny, as well as West Virginia and North Carolina.  On the other hand, Port Swiller Manor is under the footprint of Brood X, which isn’t scheduled to pop until next year.

D’oh!

As somebody (perhaps the Iron Duke but probably not) said, never “assume” because it makes an “ass” of “u” and “me”.

But at least this means the plague actually will be booted down the road a bit.  And if it’s a subtraction from this annus horribilis of one-damn-thing-after-another, I don’t mind a little egg on the face in admitting my mistake.

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