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It’s been a little over a week since the big storm that caused so much damage rolled through our town and things are looking much brighter for us. Our power was restored on the evening of July 4, a real relief. A giant crew out of Ohio worked hard in the relentless heat to bring power back to our neighborhood. What a relief when we realized that power was back. We have several friends in town who are still without power.
We were able to get a tree crew last Sunday to get the tree off of our roof and they came back on Friday to remove the rest of the big trees. Meanwhile, Mr. SP and I cleaned up the yard and cut up and hauled to the street several giant pines that fell on a flowerbed.
The contractor who put the addition on our house a few years ago agreed to help us with repairs. He hopes to fix the damage to our addition on Monday. Other damage will be fixed at a later date.
Let me share with you the aftermath of the storm.
Here’s the top of one of the trees that fell. You still can’t see the damage. The pretty purple blooming Vitex had to be cut down by the tree guys. I have a glimmer of hope that it may regrow but right now I can’t even find its stump.
The big trees have been removed and now we need to clean up the remaining debris. The guys will be back in a few weeks to remove the big Poplar that you can see in the middle of the picture. I hate to cut it down, but it has scared us for years and it’s the tree that we originally thought fell on our house when we heard the big BOOM during the storm. The Sycamore leaning toward our shed isn’t ours, but we hope to remove it, too.
The yard has giant ruts all over it but I am not going to worry about it until all of the tree work is complete. I am grateful that the tree guys could help us so quickly because they are in high demand right now.
This is pretty much all that’s been going on in my life. Yesterday we took a break after doing some yard work and went to the lake. We both spent a lot of time sleeping in our chairs in the shade and then took a nice boat ride. Our grill was IN the lake but there was no other damage there. Mr. SP was able to dive down to retrieve the propane tank but the grill was too deep to save.
Thanks again for all of the encouraging comments left on my last post. I really appreciated them!