Just checking in here with you all. This weekend we had quite the wind storm, maybe the biggest ever in this area, that took power away from 200,000 homes in our county. We pulled out our battery powered candles and bottle lights, both of which we got at different SOTF outings as ’prizes’ for doing something. Who knew we would actually have use for them.

The light of day was just beginning while I kept cozied up with my book ;’-). We were 18 hours without power beginning at 10:00 Friday night. This being Tuesday, there are some homes that still have not had their power resumed — we, living near the fire station may have had an advantage! It was wild and friends of ours in a neighboring town had one of their big trees come down which fortunately fell away from their house.

Yesterday I was able to bike nearby and ventured past a ”Road Closed” sign to see why that was.

This was on one of my regular routes from home. A closer view shows the electrical wires the tree has pulled down — plus the slack wires overhead and leaning power pole.

I plan to ride later this morning, but with all the debris awaiting clean up, I have no preconceived idea of which way or route I will take. Will meander around in the 37 degree sun and make changes as needed. Stay safe everyone.

3 response to "WE HAD A STORM"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: November 9, 2022

    One of the strongest winds I can ever remember was in downtown Seattle. A small Pacific hurricane was sitting a few miles off shore and sending 80 mph winds over the Puget Sound. After spending a few hours with my son, we walked together back to my hotel. From there, he hopped back on his bike had perhaps the finest tailwind back to his apartment ever. As for me, the second I got up to the third floor of the Holiday Inn, I heard a crazy howling sound. And the closer I got to my room, the louder it got. Sure enough, it was roaring in from a window I had left open.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 9, 2022

      When they are bad they are very very bad! At least (knock on wood) we don’t get tornadoes. And hurricanes seem to be over there in the Atlantic. We will however, continue to worry about earthquakes!!!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 9, 2022

    Wow! Hope things are cleared up now

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