Both hubby and I look like something the cat dragged in this morning. (And feel 'bout the same.) It's just barely getting light outside and we're preparing our tired, energy-less bodies to go out to do chores and see what damage the winds have done.
It's still raining, the wind is still howling and images of being blown away kept us both awake most of the night.
The temp didn't drop lower than the mid-30s overnight and we had no snow although the forecast is calling for a couple of inches today so I'm assuming the thermometer is scheduled to drop some more.
Grid power is still on which is amazing considering the wind storm and how many trees must have gone down during the night.
I'll check in here when we get back in from morning chores.
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Okay, we've made the rounds outside, come back in, gotten out of dripping rain gear, and even had a bowl of hot oatmeal. Here's the report from a very wet, cold and blowsy venture into the elements.
Yes, there is a Toyota Tercel under the tree in the picture above. Two good things: It's a vehicle that has been relegated to spare parts status for a couple of years, and the trunk of the tree that whomped it was only about 6" in diameter. One bad thing: The main part of the tree trunk landed smack on the upper right hand corner of the windshield which will probably cause leakage into the car's interior.
This little copse directly behind the house took a bit of a beating. That'll have to be cleaned up as soon as the storm is over.
A portion of electric fencing around the poultry yard went down most likely from a combination of the saturated ground and the wind.
This solarium-type covering on a 16' x 16' framed pen was securely fastened down . . . but apparently not securely enough. On the other hand, maybe the fasteners kept it from being blown all the way into Canada.
Up near the house here, this small tree went down over the driveway. We haven't yet gone all the way out the drive so don't know the status of the rest of it.
All in all, we haven't seen nearly as much damage as we were expecting.
We're hearing reports of power being out both west and north of us in the county, but so far we're A-OK here.
Great day to be able to stay home warm, secure and dry. Gotta go put another piece of wood in the stove. Ahhhh . . .
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