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Monday, July 21, 2008

Put your head between your knees & kiss your ass GOODBYE!!

This must be my day to blog I guess! I figured getting two done was a good thing and then all hell broke loose this evening.

This is a picture of 2 trees behind my neighbors house which came down in a severe storm that hit us around 8 pm. I wasn't home, and thedaughter and thegrandson headed to the basement when the winds really picked up and everything that wasn't tied down started flying around. I was in town at my friends house, and we had a hard time getting him back into his house, as we couldn't get him to his handicapped accessible door. Thank heaven that one of his friends was there and could lift his wheelchair up over the door ledge and I pushed from the front - the hail was at least 1/2" in diameter and the winds (as we learned now) were over 60 m.p.h.

I helped clean up their mess and then headed home to check things out. Our local park has at least 6 or 7 trees down, and I dodged trees and debris all the way home. As soon as I got out of the car, thedaughter and neighbors were all looking behind my house and then I saw the trees. The next street over from us also has a lot of damage from what I understand. Thedaughter had things straightened up here, for which I am grateful.

My clothes were soaked, but I was afraid to change as another storm was directly behind this one. It is now 2 hours later and WE SURVIVED!! I finally have dry clothes on and hopefully no more weather events for the rest of the evening.

Please, please -- everyone stay safe and TTFN.

1 comment:

slyght said...

in that first picture, it looks like that girl is carrying the huge downed tree on her shoulder.