Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Wondering how everyone made out after the storm?

We had strong winds all day yesterday. The cows weren't quiet at all, moving this way and that just like the wind. It couldn't make up its mind which way to blow. The barn creaked and cracked with the wind during barn chores, the dogs and cats wanted in the house. They know!

Dearest and I were outside until the daylight left. Him dangling from a two story ladder getting the leaves out the eaves, while I sat at the bottom steadying the ladder. Sometimes my weight is of an advantage!

By 8pm the pelting winds and rain hit every window. I closed the shades in the windows to keep the thought out. The wind coming from the east sounded like a train coming across the farm.

Dearest had gone to the city to play hockey and one of my daughters to work. I called her at work at 11pm to tell her to be careful of tree limbs on route home. She said if it were terribly bad she would sleep at my folks, but would text me to let me know. The power had gone out at work and she was on back up generator.

Dearest was home 12:30pm. The brunt of the storm. He said all was good until he came up our concession. Trees where on the road. He moved them to the side, so they were small trees. Daughter home 2:15am, by then the wind was pretty normal. I went to sleep then and up at 4:30am this morning feeling it was already warmer out.

After morning barn chores, I cleared the lane way and branches off the road. Could hear chain saws on the concession. Township work crews at work.

The sun is trying to come through. Weather network says it won't. Rain on the way. I'm okay with that. Hope to get some cooking done, and some cleaning.


Jane and Chris said...

I tried not to listen to the wind and rain... I can see a few branches down but I haven't been out yet.
Jane x

Janet said...

It was quite windy here - not as bad as anticipated though. We lost power sometime in the night for couple hours. No damages done.

Gill - That British Woman said...

most damage was a bird box falling down.....bet the squirrel inside got a shock!! Other than that just a few branches down nothing exciting, thank goodness.

Pleased to see everyone else is fine.


Blessings @ peace of mind said...

The storm is not over here in Michigan!! The winds are still howling and Lake Michigan has 20 foot waves which ...
I kind you not...some fools are surfing those waves.....So far today, from my office window I have seen rain, sleet, hail and snow in the air...And the Universe is not done yet..these indeed are Winds of Change for All Mankind...
Blessed Be @ peace of mind

Buttons said...

Thank goodness. B

Kristina said...

Glad you are okay. I forgot to put my back porch furniture away, but it was all there in the morning. Thankfully. The barns held up too. We are to get lots of rain today again.

Mara-An Ordinary Housewife said...

Sounds like you had a very worrisome night, but I am thankful that all your family is home with you in one piece. I'm not on the east coast, yet I am still fearful and praying for those being affected by the storm of this hurricane. It's very scary.

Sending blessings to you and your family!

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