Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Compact and Ideal for Travel

Yikes!

The storm on Sunday, the so-called leftovers from Hurricane Ike, was awe inspiring. We experienced 35 to 70 mph winds for about 5 hours steady. Can you imagine that much energy, that far inland, for that long?

We sat on the porch and watched it all in HD, silly mid-westerners that we are.

The power was off from noon until 3 am. Our little shed lost a bit of roof and the barn was stripped of a bit of metal siding. Our house is fine. The bunnies are fine. We were worried about our neighbor's house.



And rightly so. Everyone had gathered there to watch the Colt's game. Nobody was hurt.



No ladder needed to get the apples from the top of the tree.

5 comments:

yennie! said...

omg hurricane ike hit me too. i tblew my neighbors roof off, because shes like the first house in the section and she got the gust of all the wind.

Valerie said...

Wow and yipes. I'm glad your house is okay and the bunnies are okay and youse are okay!! It sounds exciting and scary all at the same time.

I'm still trying to reach some of my friends in Texas :-/

Anonymous said...

You have an HD porch! Awesome!

Nibbler

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

We had some wind too but not near as high as yours. Must be because we are further east.
Glad all is well and that you have such wonderful apple pick up options now.

Mouse said...

OMG that looks terrible.. but I'm also glad that it wasn't YOUR house.