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Dogs. Fiber Arts. Occasional Cats, Trolleys & Trains & Flowers. And other moments from my life that I find interesting.
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-- Chris Orbach - I Outdid You
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Ice Storm 2008, the ugly part

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The ice storm won. Getting woken up at 3 AM by a huge tree coming
down in your backyard and hitting your house, I really don't
recommend it. The damage (pics not necessarily in this order)

The old oak tree next door, fallen (we think it might not have been
healthy, see the lack of root structure).
The garage, where it landed, crushed.
All 3 windows in the back of the house, along with all of the siding,
mangled by the top of the oak tree - and yes we realize if it had
been a little taller we'd have REALLY been screwed.
Some roof damage, also caused by the top of the oak tree (no photo).
Don's ham radio antennas, destroyed, see also top of that oak tree
(no photo).
Various other parts of trees down all over the property - and the
entire region (see the V-split tree in front of the barn? We've got
it braced now - the smaller half was bent way over and we feared it
would fail and hit the neighbors house. Hopefully it will recover).
Lots of Don's tools are permanently entombed in the mud under the
garage (no photo).

7 days with no power, 4 of which we had my parents and their Gracie
the Golden Retriever here - they then went to stay with a friend who
lives within driving distance of Dad's job. We just today finally
have our cable and tv and phone back, and the storm was on the 11th.

House insurance is going to cover a great deal of what needs to be
repaired/replaced, thank God. We are even going to get new carpet
for the back bedroom (remember the hideous orange carpet?) where the
boarded up window shattered and send glass everywhere. Seems old
glass of that sort is known to shatter in such a way as to be
impossible to get out of the carpets, and it's a health hazard. So
that will be paid for. And a new garage and windows and siding and
roof repairs, perhaps a new roof.

And we got off light compared to a lot of folks.
30th Dec 2008, 00:06  

Tori says:



Really glad you are safe.

30th Dec 2008, 00:15

silar31 says:

Thanks Tori! I've missed being able to interact with everyone here!

30th Dec 2008, 00:37

Jane Doe says:

So glad you and the animals are safe. Roll on summer!

30th Dec 2008, 11:16

silar31 says:

JD, I'd settle for an ordinary sort of winter with no more massive storms, just run of the mill snow and the occasional bit of ice!

30th Dec 2008, 14:53

Puddlepuff says:

Christamundo,... looks pretty though. The surrounding that is, not the killer tree.

30th Dec 2008, 15:15

Dhamaka NLI says:

OMG.. I'm so sorry... but thank goodness the tree got the garage rather than your house!

30th Dec 2008, 17:40

Caine says:

Oh gods, the dreaded tree falling on the house! I'm so glad you're okay and most of the house is okay.

30th Dec 2008, 23:59