Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Emergency Services were well prepared.
Got scalped for the last one of THREE packages left of 'D' batteries we found here, after checking four other places.  Grocery store shelves were barren of everything from water to flashlights. Luckily we shopped early.

The Daughter and Grandson came to stay. Later that evening we saw on the news her town was basically an island and out of power.
Winds hit over 60 MPH gusts causing the Weeping Willow to weep some huge widow-makers onto the Daughters car.  After a moments thought she remarked, "Sort of reminds me of the tree in the Wizard of Oz, waiting for it to grab me..."
 She moved the car......
Wind gust tipped over a cast iron bench that was up against the house.
The Daughter takes photos of the tree that creamed her car.
After the power was out for an extended period of time the Great Gatsby decided to catch up on the news on the Son's phone via the WFSB APP....
Sadly, as with all low pressure events, a lost soul showed up at 2:40 AM trying to dig up a mole for breakfast in the yard.  Fed him and put up notices via animal control. Luckily he/she is dry and it is now 65 degrees.
All in all we faired well, though the sad stories are still being reported on the news.



  1. Glad to hear you made it through, and your power must be restored for you to put this up. I hope that stray finds a home, I am a sucker for all cats...

  2. Thanks DJan! Power was only out for six or so hours. Poor lost kitty ate two cans of food so been lost for a while, hope she didn't go too far away in case someone is hopefully looking forit.