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A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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20 June 2009

The Sound of Chainsaws was Heard in the Land

Thursday night, or technically Friday morning, we woke to the most intense lightning storm I have ever experienced. We had non-stop flashes of lightning for a good fifteen minutes, with corresponding thunder like a continuous avalanche of boulders.

Of course, when we got up, the power was out. The maple tree next to our yard had about two-thirds of the limbs twisted off and tossed into the fenced yard. (But not onto the house, thank goodness.)

So we are in the dark, flushing with rainwater and taking sponge baths in the candle-lit bathroom.

I'm posting from the library's WiFi point. Our power restoration estimate is Sunday around 4pm. I have some pictures of broken tree limbs I'll upload then.

Meanwhile, if your lights are on and your refrigerator is running, enjoy them for me!

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Blogger Lona said...

We were out of power Friday night - Saturday morning about 15 hours. It is simply lovely to have running water and fans working again.

I'm sorry for your poor tree...

2:08 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, wow. That's not good at all, and it sounds like they must be completely overloaded to be taking so long to restore power!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

Hasn't it been fun? We got our power back for a few hours Friday evening before losing it again until late this afternoon (Sat).

Trees and branches down everywhere - including the huge tree laying on top of our barn. I'm surprised they got the power going again so soon.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I heard about that storm. By the time it got here, it had lost most of its punch. We got caught in the downpour and there was lightning and lost of thunder but nothing like what you all got. I hope the power comes back for you all before Sunday.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Well crap! Nature does get extreme out where you live. At least you'll have firewood when the blizzards knock the power out next winter.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Geek Knitter said...

That doesn't sound like any fun at all!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Bells said...

eek. That sounds damn frightening!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

And to think I've been getting tired of all the rain. We missed all the horrid storms thankfully, but there have (of course) been others when we weren't so lucky. Sorry to hear both of the tree damage and the awful trip to get dry ice. Thank goodness for prior "on the job" training for that trip! Glad to read that not only was no one hurt, but that your power is back on.

9:52 PM  

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