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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Storm Shots

We had a really quick - but powerful - storm blow through here tonight. The storm itself lasted maybe 15 minutes, but it was pretty brutal. I've seen reports of winds anywhere from 60-90mph in the area, but I'm not sure what we got right here where we are - all I know is that it was really windy for a short time.

We got off pretty easy here at our house. A few small branches, but nothing major. But when I looked out the side door, I saw that Nice Neighbor had some pretty big ones down in her driveway.  We waited until everything calmed down and then went outside and helped her drag it all to the curb.

Nice Neighbor's driveway.

Kind of hard to see, but this is everything that we dragged
out of her yard and over to the curb.
While we were standing in her driveway talking after we dragged everything to the curb, there was another loud crash from her backyard - we looked and there was an even bigger chunk of a tree that had just come down, so the kids helped me drag that around to the curb too.

After that, we headed off across town to check on The Dude and his mother to make sure that they were ok - and they were. They only had a few small branches down.

This one actually landed on his truck.

Down the street from The Dude.

Betting this guy is homeless right now.
Then we took off to go to another friend's house - I had seen pictures that she had posted on facebook and so we wanted to make sure that she was ok. She's fine, but her roof and porch have seen better days.

Notice how it landed in between the two houses?

Meanwhile, around town...

There's a boat under that tree too, along with the trampoline.
The calm after the storm....

After we got back home, I climbed up onto the garage roof to get the branches down from there. Unfortunately, I couldn't reach all of them so I'm going to have to get out there with the ladder tomorrow to get the rest of them down.

Just another day in the life around here....

1 comment:

  1. That's craziness!

    We had some pretty epic thunder and lightning around here last night!


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