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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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26 October 2010

Time for Tree to Meet Chainsaw

I hate this tree.



I'm not that fond of wind storms, either.

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY

TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH DECREASING TO 40 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEDNESDAY
VERY WINDY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH LATE IN THE DAY.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
WINDY. WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

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13 Comments:

OpenID justthreadtwiddling said...

We have three 100 ft fir trees in our front yard. If one of them goes down, I hope it is toward the road! We had an arborist thin the canopies so they aren't as likely to go but you never know! At least there aren't any more widow makers up there.

5:44 PM  
Blogger historicstitcher said...

Oh man. So sorry to see that! I had my bout with crazy ind and weak trees earlier this year, and I'm still cleaning up the mess.

We didn't get a fraction of the expected storms today - but the kids had tornado drills anyway.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, NO!! I'm so sorry - we get downed trees like that during Santa Anas and it's always nervewracking. I hope insurance covers the car?

8:53 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

ooh, irritating! Wow that blows. (sorry for the pun, couldn't help myself)

8:55 PM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

Glad nobody got hurt. Hope it was just the windows and can be easily repaired.

In weather like this I'd like to have a football helmet to wear out on dog walks. There's no place to take the dogs where sticks aren't falling down.

We have a 5 hour power outage this afternoon. For our area that's a quick fix.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Rose Red said...

oh noes! poor little car...

10:00 PM  
Blogger Lona said...

Oh no! So sorry.

We've battened down the hatches up our way, too, but it's gonna be a long night...

10:03 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

We are expecting that storm tonight and into tomorrow. There are a number if iffy trees in the yard that could come down. Or not. It hasn't rained too much so the soil isn't too soft. Last summer after a ton of rain, it didn't take much for the trees to come down in the wind.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Bummer! At least it missed the shed. Plant something nice in its place. You're the flora expert. What would be a "safe" tree with lots of oxygen producing leaves? Should we all plant aspens?

9:33 AM  
OpenID geekknitter said...

Oh yikes!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Terby said...

Oh gosh. I hope the rest of the storm passed without incident. Trees are much better when they aren't falling down on cars.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Mt. Mom said...

Oh, dear! So sorry, Alwen.
We lost an aspen recently, but it fell across the lawn and didn't damage anything. Hope you can get that fixed OK.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Holy crap! Glad nobody got hurt. This must be the kind of thing that actuaries live for, how do you determine whether this falls under homeowners or automotive insurance?

1:38 PM  

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