Friday, December 2, 2011

It Could Have Been Worse...

We woke up to an intense wind storm yesterday morning, with winds sustained at 50 mph and gusts as high as 100 mph. 

My son, who had left for school early - before we had even gotten up - left this note for me on the kitchen counter:

Little did he know, that was just the beginning...

By the end of the day, we lost most of our fence and our pool deck, but sustained little damage to the house. Once the wind died down we ventured out to assess the damages...

Even our lights couldn't withstand the wrath, lol!

All the remains of our fence is the gate - isn't that crazy?

and this section in the corner, which was shielded by a shed and pool

The wind was still blowing in the above picture - I can't believe our pool cover lasted! Several grommets were ripped off, but it still held out!

Before yesterdays storm:


It could have been a lot worse, most of our neighbors lost roofing, sheds and trees.
We watched from our bedroom as the wind peeled the siding of the house behind us.

Wow. I have been through hurricanes when we were stationed in Charleston, SC - but we never had damage like this. My neighborhood looks like a war zone. 

On the upside, this gave us all an excuse to get out and finally meet each other. :o)


  1. Wow! That's some serious wind power. Good for you, finding the upside in meeting your neighbors. I'm glad it wasn't worse.


  2. Wow, happy to hear you did not have too much damage. One of my friends at Hill posted about this also. Did you have a good Thanksgiving?

  3. Thanks! More good news, It's been labeled a catastrophe, so it shouldn't raise our insurance premiums. :o)
    We had a lazy Thanksgiving - still have never cooked a turkey! It's a tradition I don't plan to break with any time soon.


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