12 October 2016

Hurricane + Pictures!

Well, nearly 60 hours without power now. I'm at work approving timecards, etc. The power is back on here, so tomorrow will be a "normal" work day. I've taken a bucket of pictures over the last few days of the camp-out and wreckage. Enjoy!

Kids banging away on their computers while power was still good on Friday. This is in the employee breakroom at my office.

Junior and I did get in a game of X-wing Friday afternoon. The new ARC-170 is pretty sweet.

Our first walk-around in the morning. Still very windy with occasional rain.

A big pine down in our parking lot.

Camp Rekowski. I ran generator power into the breakroom to keep a laptop running, power phones, etc.

I took Junior and my father in law back to the house Saturday morning to check things out. Heartbreaking. We know these folks - life continually deals them bad hands - both the husband and wife had breast cancer at the same time, now this. Count your blessings, folks!

The road to my house is blocked. We went on foot.

Yup. That'll do it!

Reason 117 to rent. The landlord's gate was smashed. Our only damage.

As we were leaving, road crews arrived to clear the tree blocking the way. We gave them a big thank-you.

A power pole snapped in half.

And a tree snapped in half, the other direction.

Entertainment on Saturday night - sparklers.

Things are getting back to normal. We got our power back at 7:30PM Monday evening. Ziggy is still without, as is a lot of Savannah and the surrounding area. Hopefully this won't go on much longer.

7 comments:

  1. Even if you escape major damage, the prolonged power failure after a hurricane or other major natural disaster makes you appreciate modern times very quickly!

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    1. We got internet access back today so we're finally back to being 21st century at the homestead. The two dark nights of candlelight and silence were really quite nice, but I'm not sure I could have handled it for very much longer.

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  2. Glad to hear you made it through okay.

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  3. Glad to hear you made it through okay.

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  4. A big tree fell close to my house, but everything's okay. I tell more when I update my blog.

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  5. A big tree fell close to my house, but everything's okay. I tell more when I update my blog.

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