Some of you ordered digital quilting patterns from me a couple of weeks ago while we were out of power. I used back up measures to send them out to you as soon as I possibly could. This post is to show a few pictures of the mess and clean up process…. And to thank you for your patience!
We had two storms come through here only days apart. The first storm hit us pretty hard. No tornadoes were spotted, but the winds had reported gusts of up to 80 mph. Thankfully no one was hurt and we had no structural damage. However, a few trees got pretty badly torn up and our neighbor lost 3 trees in their front yard. One tree was a huge old pine. As it fell to the ground it caught the power lines, ripping them out of the neighbor’s house and damaging the lines to our house and the pole. It also covered the road in its massiveness.
It is an incredible amount of work to clean up that many trees. Our church sent over a few guys with chain saws and Michael came, too. By the end of the day our entire property was clean except for a huge pile in the front yard from the neighbor’s pine. It felt good when time finally allowed and the remains of the storm were completely burnt. What an enormous fire!
The second storm brought 4 tornadoes with it, but they touched down just a couple of miles to the north of us. We had more branches down, but not the major damage that others suffered. One man had his entire barn picked up off its foundation and moved across the street! The hay and equipment was still standing on the foundation. Now, how does a tornado accomplish such a thing?! But it did show me that “gusts up to 80 mph” are definitely a different story than a real, true “tornado”.
When looking at the following pictures, bear in mind that we forgot to take pictures until clean up was well under way. It was even worse…. 🙂
I’m glad that’s over! Hopefully there will be no more tornadoes for a long, long time…………..