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30 August 2011 @ 12:56 pm
Mainely Maine II  
Bob ran back to our little cabin (The Shelter) to get something and part of a tree fell on it while he was there. I asked if he was scared and he said, "No. I was waiting for the really big thud (of the rest of the tree coming down)." Thats why I love the guy. He makes me laugh. There is a humongous tree next to the cabin... Only a third of it came down.
We went up the hill to my sister's, moving a fallen tree out of the way as we went. We really went because it was still daylight and scary and it was supposed to get worse and worse till midnight. We had our usual friends and family Sunday dinner at Vickie's and it started to calm down. So we went back down the hill, checked the cabin and the roof was dented but no leaks, so we slept in our own bed.
The next morning at about 8AM, Allan showed up, back from Baltimore, with a generator!!! Woohoo! What a genius. The power company came by in a truck to look, and said "Hope you have a generator." I guess it will be a while. So we are using the generator to fix things and use the electric chainsaw and run the refrigerators alternately.
Yesterday Lois and I dragged branches while Bob and Allan removed the tree from the roof of the Shelter in stages. I have pictures but I don't know how to put them on LJ. Then Allan chopped up the tree while Bob mended the roof! It was amazing that it wasn't worse, but it had landed on the top of our french doors, where Bob had put a steel beam because there was only room for a 2 by 4 and that wasn't strong enough. We're having lunch at the nomad Cafe in Norway, Maine to celebrate getting all that done.
 
 
 
Newport2Newport: Tree Posenewport2newport on August 30th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Whew, that's some hardcore stuff you've been dealing with! Love the positive attitude threaded throughout. You are a brave bunch, and I'm in awe.
ericavdg: treehouseericavdg on August 31st, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Wow! Glad Bob wasn't hurt. We had no power from Saturday night till sometime early this morning, and we have a generator because 10 years ago a tornado came through our neighborhood and we were without power for several days. Karl makes his living on the computer, so we have to keep the servers running; having a working refrigerator, microwave, and TV are nice byproducts. I can empathize about the tree on your house because the tornado dropped a tree on both of our cars. We spent the next two days just clearing the driveway, then the following day car shopping. I hope all is well at your place soon and the repairs aren't too expensive or extensive.
cynthialordcynthialord on August 31st, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're okay! Hoping the power comes on soon for you. xo