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Living Through the Storm

 Yesterday was interesting.  Not really in any way we intended. 

It was hot (no surprise, I've been complaining about that for weeks).  A storm came through in mid-morning and it was a doozy (that means it was a heck of a storm, for those of you not from the US).  The sky went black, the wind picked up, the rain poured down in buckets, and then the straight-line winds came.  Although they only hit in a small part of the town, we were affected.  At the shop, we had multiple ceiling leaks, one of which was almost a waterfall.  At my Father-by-Marriage's home, his large tree in his backyard split off two branches, collapsing those over his garage and the power lines.  The garage was impacted so hard that the back portion now is separated from the main building by several inches.  As soon as the power company can get the branches off the wires, my DH will go over with his chain saw and start cutting up the fallen branches.  We think that the tree itself will have to be pulled down, but that may be covered by his homeowner's insurance.  

I had a smaller tree fall on the cable and phone lines at our old house, so DH will have the opportunity to cut that tree up as well.  A trip to the city compost yard will need to be made this Sunday to get rid of the smaller branches that we don't save for firewood. 

  • Current Location: Safe room in my mind
  • Current Mood: determined determined
  • Current Music: Johan Svendsen - Norwegian Rhapsody No. 3
Absolutely! The buildings can always be repaired. We can't get into the front or side door, though, so we have no idea if his car was damaged or not. Hopefully we can find out today.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh dear! :( Looks scary and dangerous. Hopefully all will be fixed soon, and no more storms. *fingers crossed*
Although this was bad, there was also some serious damage to the northern end of the building that we have the shop in. I'll post that tomorrow, it's pretty dramatic. I just noticed it this morning.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh my Goodness - it must certainly have been blowing a hooley... which is our description for a very strong wind.
A hooley? I like that term. Yes, straight-line winds are like mini tornadoes, but they don't rotate. They hit very small, localized areas. This one hit a one-mile area between my shop and my FIL's house, but my own house only had rain, no wind damage at all (I'm very grateful for that).

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh yeah, something to keep us hopping, trying to find enough buckets to catch the rain (I had six set up by the end of it and could have used more). I'm hoping that's it for serious storms for the month - Hey! A girl can dream.....right?

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh no, that's terrible. I'm sorry. The weather just isn't improving where you are, is it?
Well, let's just say that it is a very challenging weather year - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
I am very grateful. My DH removed the large branches this morning and said that his father's car was unharmed, but that the back of the garage is very unstable and has a large hole in the roof. Not good. The insurance adjuster should be by tomorrow.

- Erulisse (one L)
That is major. We used to get storms like that all the time where I grew up. I haven't really experienced those since I was a teenager or a little older.

Wow! So glad no one was hurt.
Oh yeah, this story definitely had teeth. When the winds came through we weren't able to see across the street and the rain was coming down horizontally instead of vertically. I was quite grateful that I didn't need to go outside, even though I had to deal with serious ceiling issues.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh dear, that looks like a lot of hassle and expenses. I hope the insurance covers all of it!
But at least nobody got hurt!