Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Goodbye Earl!!

Hey friends... we;re back!!!!!
Mom got home Wednesday,then worked Thursday & Friday.
Then Saturday, we had a BIG storm!!!
Hurricane Earl stopped by for a visit.
He was a strong Tropical Storm by the time he
got to our place,but he still made a mess.
I don't think Mom will invite him back.
He was not a nice guest!! He knocked our power our
for 27 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At night is was super dark !

Mom saw this branch out of a window.
You can see that the wind was still blowing,because of the blurry leaves.

Then, this tree blew over!!!!!!

You can see the roots!
Because there is a lot of bedrock, the roots grow very
close to the surface of the ground.
That makes them good targets for hurricanes and big windy storms.

The next day, Mom's sister and her husband came over to help clean up.
They have a chainsaw, and it got lots of work,heehee

That was a BIG beech tree!!!!!!!!!

Mom's sister moving some branches to the other side of the deck.
There is still lots to clean up, and it will take some time.
We are lucky no real damage was done.


Brian said...

I am very glad to hear that you are all safe and that Earl has left the building!

Mishkat said...

Wow - we're very glad you are all all right! Also glad that your power is back.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! It did quite a lot there as he wasn't supposed to be that bad! That's amazing!

The Island Cats said...

We're so glad Earl is gone now!! And we're glad you all are alright!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so glad it wasn't any worse and you're all safe.

Jacqueline said...

Great news you guys are all safe; we bet the falling tree was pretty scary though...Did you guys hide under the beds during the storm?...That's where we always hide when we're afraid...Kisses, sweet friends, we are so happy everyone is ok....Calle, Halle, Sukki

catsynth said...

Glad you're all safe and that the storm wasn't too bad. Though that does look like a bit of a mess on your deck.

(In NY we used to get trees blown over in big storms, too.)

Kea said...

We're glad you're all safe! I called Mom in Halifax mid-Saturday and everyone around her area had lost power, but they never did. They didn't lose any of their old trees, either, just some small branches, so they were very, very lucky.

Nope, Earl wasn't a nice guest!

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm glad everyone is safe!

The Monkeys said...

We're glad to hear you're all alright and Earl has left!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh my beloved husband Moonshine! How scairty it must have been for all of you during this storm. I know you took good care of the girls...
It could have been so much doesn't look like the broken tree did any major damage. it could have crashed the whole deck and maybe even your enclose porch...that would have been a real disaster. it is good to see the sun out and that you have help with the clean up.
I have been so worried about you but have been spending all of my time in bed all covered up...we have the sads here at the cozy cottage. Sleeping and dreaming are good things to help make the sads go away...and waiting for Cole to come for a visit.
Please take good care of yourself and your family...remember I love you and soon we will be celebrating our first wedding anniversay!
Your devoted sunshine wifeXOXOXOX

Busby and Raymond said...

We're sorry Earl knocked down your tree. And what a drag to be without power for 27 hours! There goes all the food in the fridge. We hope your Mom was able to get some ice and save some of your food. Glad you guys are all okay!

Daisy said...

Oh goodness, that's a big tree! I'm glad everyone is safe now. We live in south Florida and we always, always worry about hurricanes. We have big, metal hurricane shutters and it takes about 4-5 hours to put them all up, so our mom and dad wait and wait until they know the hurricane is coming our way. And then, the house is pitch dark inside!

ABBY said...

Oh dear the loss of power for 27 hours that is BAD! And then that big tree -- Earl was not a nice visitor. WE are glad efurryone is alright and that things are getting back to normal. Since we live in Florida we always (ALWYS) worry about hurricanes.


AttieCattie said...

woah! treest falling and powers out... you had a crazy time! verreh happeh to see you are all okays.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

We is so glad yoo all is okay! Dat Earl made lots of wind noise and rain but nuttin else fer us.


Georgia yoo is more den welcome to come sit wif me, Ill protect yoo!


Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow! I bet you were all really happy to see the backside of Earl! We never had a hurricane here and we're glad about that! We do have the occasional earthquake here in SF but not every darn year like the hurricanes!

Grrreta said...

We're glad you are all okay! It looks like Earl left quite a mess.

Pierro said...

What a mess, i am sure you snoopervised the whole clean up. Amazing pictures Mickey
We are so glad all of you are safe. Mom was sick this weekend (still is) but she let me come and visit with her iPod because she is in bed!!
I hope all of you have a marvelous week ahead