Sunday, December 09, 2007
A Little Bit of Our Storm...
First, these guys are our hero's. They have come in from all over the West and are working around the clock to get power restored to all parts of the Coast. What an incredible job they have done and are still doing. They won't be finished for a long time yet to come. Thank you so much, Linemen. You guys are wonderful!!
Next thing, our Shilo turned 18 last tuesday, December 4th. Not a darn thing wrong with turning 18 in the dark with no hot water for even a shower. Things could definately be worse, our house was still standing strong. Riff actually found a birthday cake at Fred Meyer which was opened for business thanks to generators. He bbq'ed sirloin steaks on the grill, made alfredo noodles and pea's on the Coleman camp stove, I whipped up some Kool-Aid and we had a party! Happy Birthday, Shilo Christine!
Hundreds of houses on the North Coast look just like this, with their gable ends just completely gone.
This is our neighbors house from our "old" neighborhood, which is really not far from our "new" neighborhood. It actually looked like the tree didn't damage the house much, thank Heavens.
Hundreds of thousands of our trees were either tipped over, roots and all, or have just been sheared off. It's an incredible sight.
I have been nursing a nasty cold all week, so really didn't get out to see much of the damage, (plus that was a big no-no. You were not supposed to be out looky-looing at all), so these pictures are just from our neighborhood.
Please keep all those whose homes have been devastated in your thoughts and prayers...
Posted by Paula at 10:06 PM