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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2012, 09:53:35 am »

Blessings, glad it missed you.

I was driving in the storm last night right as it hit (heavy rain/flash flooding 35 MPH on a 70MPH hwy!) - I'm glad to have made it through.
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2012, 02:52:48 pm »

DH made it through ok, and is well on his way up to NY.  Thanks for the prayers!

He said it got really dicey though, rocking the truck like it was a kid's toy in a busy bathtub...  Good thing he wasn't carrying Martini Makings!  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2012, 09:21:40 pm »

I'm so glad to hear you guys are OK.  Today is the 1 year anniversary of our house getting hit.  Hope I don't see that kind of weather again.  And our weather was mild compared to what you guys had.  We are traveling to St Louis next week.  I hate to admit I'm a bit nervous about it.  Last summer was so bad, and it seems this year promises to be worse.  I love to travel, so for me to be nervous about driving is strange.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2012, 10:04:17 am »

Karleen, I know Kathleen is talking about trying to get a few of us together for dinner while you guys are in St. Louis. Jeannie is coming and she was going to talk to her husband about it.  Kathleen asked True if she'd come down too. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2012, 10:53:09 am »

Hubby's coming, too!  We haven't worked the details out yet, but will probably drive to St. Louis on the 27th, go to the BC event on the 28th, return home the 29th.  I'm hoping that the evening of the 28th might be a time to get together. 
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 01:39:17 pm »

Prayers greatly appreciated my friend.

The midwest weather caught up with us and smacked us early this morning.  About 5 a.m. a storm consolidated just west of us, and the straight line winds were 80 mph.  The storm was fast, very localized, and caused a lot of damage.

Our neighborhood was hit very hard.  Fortunately no lives were lost.  One family had damage to their home and cars. 

Our home was hit by a 50 foot long tree branch that was 14 inches in diameter.  Our home is three stories tall in the back and it hit the roof and scraped down the back of the house, crashing into the railing of the deck.  It was raining so hard that water was driven into the house around the patio door.  One of the crown branches was blown across the top of our house and landed in the road in front of our house.

Fortunately, the damage was minimal.  We have a small amount of damage to the siding, the deck is totalled, the fence blew over, and a branch hit our suburban.  In the scheme of things, all minor.  It could have been so much worse.

Better for me, this happened while my sweet hubby was in town.  Sweetpea made it to the basement before me, and I melted down when I couldn't find her.  Sweet hubby redirected me, and got me calmed down and to the basement.  When it was all over, he took care of the call to the insurance company, and after a few more hours of sleep, started in on the mess with the chain saw.  He will take care of the appointments with the insurance adjustor and tree service.

Just asking for prayers as we are both really busy with work.  There is never a good time for something like this, but right now is particularly busy. Please pray that I keep a good attitude about this and keep things in perspective.

Thanks all,

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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 04:50:53 pm »

I saw the pictures blessings.  What a mess!  Sorry you are having to deal with all of this.  It's always something.   coffee
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 05:19:36 pm »

Thanks true.

It is always something.

This at least wasn't directed at me.  The tree didn't scream "f you" as it fell!

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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 08:27:16 pm »

Nope it was just a tree.  Falling in a straightforward broken tree sort of way!

Your deck photos made me cringe.

Definitely glad you all are ok.

You'll keep your wits about you with this one, because it's an isolated incident, it won't do the same thing, morning after morning after morning... 

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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2012, 10:31:49 pm »

I do have to tell you all, besides having a panic this morning when I couldn't find sweetpea and the noise was horrific, the rest of the day was ok.

Having survived 17 years of RADishes, and our particular nasty 6 years of RAD hell, things like trees falling on your house don't even really rate.

Once I knew sweetpea was ok, everything else just was something to accomplish on the to do list.

I am not particularly fond of this 'school of patience', but RAD has bumped off a lot of rough edges on me.

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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2012, 12:13:05 am »

Glad you guys are OK.  Sounds like you are taking it in stride now.
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2012, 10:45:57 am »

THAT's the spirit Blessings!  Grin  lol
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