Monday

The Big Storm

It was one of those hot, humid summer days and we knew a storm would be rolling in.  Little did we know how big it was going to be.  We had gone out for a Friday night fish fry and saw the warning on TV saying a dangerous storm was coming and it had big winds and possible hail.  Well, there wasn’t any hail, but there sure was a lot of wind and rain.  There were sheets of rain and the wind blew so hard it snapped off over a dozen trees around our cabin.  Miraculously, none of our buildings or vehicles were damaged.  Even my little blind survived, even though it was folded up a bit.  I shook it a few times and it snapped back into shape.   P1120083P1120084

The path to the outhouse was covered with broken limbs, but no damage was done to our two hole privy.  This tree barely missed our shower tent.P1120087  This is what our front lawn looked like.P1120079These trees snapped, but missed the little shed and propane tank.P1120078These are some of the trees that broke looking toward the road.photo (2)Our little gazebo took another beating.  After it got flipped over in the last storm, so Jim tied it down with 4 ropes.  This time some of the supports got bent and you can see it’s not quite level.P1120088Our truck was parked right under this tree.  Good thing it got hung up on some other trees or it would’ve been smashed.photo (3)The wind even blew all the petals off my peony.photo (4)

The power went out around 8pm Friday and it’s not expected to be back on until Tuesday at the earliest.  SO, we put all the frozen foods in one cooler and the other cold stuff in another one and headed back home.  We may invest in a generator.  We found out that’s what our neighbors have to keep their 3 freezers working.  We know we were very lucky.  Others a few miles away from lost everything, but homes can be rebuilt and trees will grow back.  Thankfully no one was killed or seriously injured. 

11 comments:

Cindy said...

Cindy Praise God ya'll were not hurt!!And yes there will be some cleanup..but yeah no major damage!!!

Generator would help!!

Hope the rest of your weekend goes better.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

texwisgirl said...

i had read about the storms that hit Wis. in my hometown area paper (Marshfield). so glad your buildings and vehicles were not damaged and no one was hurt!

Nancy said...

So glad you all survived. A generator sounds good. Terrible that some lost everything. Happy nobody was hurt. That was a big storm!

GreatGranny said...

Glad y'all and your things survived. Sorry some lost so much. Sounds like some of the storms down here lately.

Beth said...

Thank God, you and Jim and Molly are OK. The pictures say it all.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Glad you and Jim and Molly are ok. That sure was a big storm, and a generator is a good investment when you are out so far in the woods. At least you got a whole lot of fire wood now. :-)

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

So glad nothing worse happened. I don't think this is a good year for gazebo's. Have even thought about a generator to have with the camper or home. Just thought though. No big decisions, lol.

Tammy said...

Glad everyone is safe. Power outages are good excuses to spend quality time away from the TV and compuer!

Sherry said...

Wow, from the looks and sounds of you guys were lucky...Thank God! We bought a generator during the floods we had in 08 and I'm glad we did as we have had to use it a couple of times when power went out!
I'm just happy you guys are ok and got by with little to no damage. Sorry to hear about some of your neighbors tho!

CAROLDEE said...

Oh Sis.. What a very close call. I know I heard that one place in WISC they had a F2, wondering if that is some of what you got.When trees are ripped out of the ground like that well those are fierce winds. Hope things get put back together okay. Take care of yourselves!!

Jodi said...

OMGosh! Talk about crazy! No major damage to your blind, gazebo, small buildings and vehicle. That is just crazy! Praise the lord that you all are ok. :) Sorry the weekend was such a bummer though. Mother nature can be quite rude sometimes! lol.

 
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