Thursday, December 06, 2007

It Not Only Blew, But It Sucked As Well

Our power just came back on about an hour ago. It's been off since Noon Sunday. We lost about 30 trees on the lower property, I haven't been able to get to the hill to see what happened up there. There was a tree across our roof that I was able to remove without damaging the house. All the gutters on the windward side were ripped off the house. Large branches from the cedars made it impossible to get to the horse trailer. Our hay storage and tack room exploded and the roof was ripped off one of the horse stalls. We lost many windows from the greenhouse and there are no longer any trees in the back.


Blogger Trish said...

Gah...glad no one was hurt

5:07 PM  
Blogger Trop said...

Glad you are OK. How are the animals?

5:13 PM  
Anonymous gearhead said...

Sorry for the mess, Guy.
On the bright side, no one hurt, LOADS of firewood.
And you didn't have to trek to potatoland after all.
If Casper calls, tell him you got pissed after he ignored your call, and just said to hell with the whole shebang.
BTW, I'm looking forward to jawin about generators witchs.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Guy, Phew, you had me so worried I had to blog about you. Just in case the worst happened...

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know how you feel. We lost hundreds of trees on our property plus 3 that were over 100 y/o.

Glad to you that you are OK...How are the horses?


7:44 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Hey all, thanks for your concerns, but we are fine. The horses survived as well. My poor horse, Duke, having lost his shelter stood with his butt into the wind for three days. I wanted to repair his stall but handling sheets of plywood in 80+ MPH winds isn't a good idea.

I would have never thought it could possibly blow that hard for three days straight. There is no sleeping with the constant sound of a freight train outside. Branched thumping on ones roof, stuff hitting windows, fortunately no windows broke.

Special thanks to Tryan who checked in on us and came back the following night with an offer of dry ice. Thanks to Linda and Mike for sharing their generator to recharge the fridge and freezer.

Gearhead, the trek is still on. I hope Casper sits in on my sessions. He has one session on one day, and I have the whole dog and pony show on the next day.

Love anon, Don, our logger friend you introduced me to is going to come over on Saturday to see if we can sell some downed and threatened timber.

OK Kids, I'll be back to our regularly scheduled blog tomorrow. Thanks for your concern. I'm happy to have you all as family members.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Nice post title. Guy is definitely back!
So sorry for the losses to and on your property but very glad you and your family are safe.

4:52 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, that title is my all time favorite Bart Simpson line where he said, "I never thought it was possible but that blew and sucked at the same time!"

6:01 AM  
Blogger Zoe said...

Wow, sounds like a lot of work ahead. Glad to hear no one was hurt.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Hi Guy,

I am up in Portland (from Sacramento) for the birth of my grandson. I got here Sunday..a few hours before a huge tree in the kids'back yard blew down and tore out the neighbors fence and part of their deck!

We've been concerned for those near the coast. Glad to hear you are okay. Can I help you in any way?? Need some fishing boots?

1:21 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Zoe, how are you, Darlin. I've been reading you, but haven't had any smart ass comments lately.

Mel, some of my favorite people are named Mel. Thanks, but I'll get buy in sandals or wellingtons as always. Very kind of you to ask. How did you come upon this blog?

4:20 PM  
Blogger Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Hahn at Home...she's a friend.

9:03 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I hope to meet Lori some day. I consider her a friend as well.

5:51 AM  

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