Friday, September 19, 2008

Windy

It got a little windy last Sunday, but we were very lucky that it only blew down two limbs from the tree and didn't do any structural damage. There was a lot of serious damage in the area. The electricity was off for five days because the electric company crews were down in Texas helping where the hurricane first came inland. We just got the wind, no rain, after it traveled inland a thousand miles. It makes us realize how devastating it must have been when it first hit shore in Texas.

10 comments:

Lily Strange said...

To be brief and to the point: No electricity for five days would frickin' suck!
We had no electricity for 3 days at work last year, although there was electricity in the rest of the city, because a couple of the transformers went out. Some of the systems are on the generator. I wish that instead of building all these new offices the twits in administration would spend the money to put "red plugs" in all these apartments. Some of the apartments have them and some don't. These are on the generator so people who have oxygen concentrators always have a supply. And then whoever was working wouldn't have to rush around checking on all the people with oxygen to make sure they had their back-up tanks. Man is that ever a pain in the ass!
But enough about me--sorry, memories inspired a rant. I'm glad the power came back for you guys. I'm also amazed that you didn't pull your hair out in frustration.

Tom & Icy said...

I was wondering about that red plug thing you mentioned because there is a high-rise down the street that had a generator and all the neighbors kept going over there to charge their cell phones. That was the biggest complaint I heard, that they couldn't live without their cell phone.

Doug said...

That's a good point about when it first came onshore. Icy can handle wind, oh yes she can.

Hobbes said...

I'm glad you're all o. k.

G said...

Wow, that's pioneering - three days without electricity. No fun. Glad you all came through it okay.

tsduff said...

Hope you had a bbq or grill on hand... canned food can get tiresome after a while. (Unless you are Icy LOL). I can't even imagine the force of the hurricane winds.

Fred said...

It's amazing how little it takes to damage our infrastructure. We have a generator just in case a hurricane or tropical storm hits us.

Jamie Dawn said...

Boy!! It's amazing how much damage Ike caused all over the place. Excessive rain, winds, all the way up north into PA. Some friends of ours live in the Columbus area, and their power was out for some time too, also, as well. Ours was out for a day, but we were out of town and did not experience it.
I'm glad your home did not sustain damage.
:-)

Ariel the Thief said...

"frickin' suck", really. But I'm very happy to hear you are ok, and the house is ok, too.

actonbell said...

It certainly is suck to go five days with electricity--oh, my. I'm glad that nothing else befell you:)