Last Thursday night, our sleep was uneasy. Sylvia and I could hear the howling winds that buffeted our house. We took comfort in the steel roof that covers the old asphalt shingles. (We’ve had them blown off before.)
Friday mid-afternoon while the wind continued unabated, the power went out, but was restored in a few seconds. Then shortly before 4 PM, the power went off and stayed off. About 20 seconds later, our emergency power generator turned on and we had electricity again.
I went online to the power company website and saw that our area had already been reported without power. By bedtime, the website estimated that power would be restored by Sunday . . . 6 PM.
Friday night, strong winds continued to shake our house. After the previous night, we slept better . . . if only because we were so tired.
Saturday morning, the power company website still estimated Sunday 6 PM for power restoration to our neighborhood. Several additional areas in our vicinity were now reported as being without power.
That morning as I did a visual inventory of our property, I was looking for wind damage. Lots of small branches littered the ground. That’s not unusual. It happens every winter.
Then, I saw a downed tree. With camera in hand, I went to access damage.
The stump is a bit over six-feet high.
The main trunk was mostly dead wood. I found a better angle to document the incident.
Pity that it didn’t break into “stove lengths.”
Power was restored around 3 PM on Saturday. Color us happy campers.
Next step is to contact the tree service. Unfortunately, Mike’s phone is “temporarily out of service.”