Hella Stormy

We had a big storm rip through here yesterday. Power was out for 30 hours. It’s been back for an hour or so, now … and the UPSs just started flickering again. Yikes. I used to like storms when I was younger. Not so much, now. The worst part of it all is that I couldn’t get on teh intarwebs. That, and all the damage.


Click the pic for a bigger view. We lost a tree and about 40 feet of fence. We have to take the dogs out and stay with them while they do their bizness until we get it fixed.  I just love doing that at 5 a.m.

Also, I can see that we forgot to repaint the chimney. 🙂

Here’s the rest of the pictures if you’re interested. http://picasaweb.google.com/bcamero/January08Storm

Maybe the weirdest part of this whole storm was going into the front bedroom and seeing the cat asleep on the bed and a bird inside at the window, perched on the blinds. I’m not making this up. No doors or windows were open. He hopped to the sill when I went for the camera.

Bird inside

I went outside and pulled the screen off and Tim opened the window from the inside and the bird flew out. My best guess is that it came in through the cat flap. The one that the cats can’t figure out how to use. When the tree went down in the back, the birds were all very confused, and at the height of the storm, they were sheltering in and around the back patio, which is where the cat flap is.

Re: the funeral  – I’m going to Idaho for the funeral tomorrow, hopefully the planes will be running more or less on time by then. Apparently there were a lot of delays yesterday and today. In my heart of hearts, I was hoping I wouldn’t be able to go. I hate funerals.

3 thoughts on “Hella Stormy

  1. Holy crap! Looks like y’all got one of our hurricanes.

    Why does your neighbor have a parking lot…?
    Glad you explained those tires, I was wondering.

    And, glad you’re okay!


  2. bc says:

    Many years ago, the next door neighbors had a big (and probably illegal) daycare center going. They had a huge piece of property, and rather than mow or do whatever other upkeep it needed on the piece between their house and ours, they paved it over and called it a parking lot for the mommies. They were long retired from the daycare biz by the time I moved in, and merely used the parking lot to park their big ugly RVs on.
    They moved before Christmas after 30+ years in the same house. Just in time, too. The roof blew off during the storm last week. The new owner was less than pleased.


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