Tuesday, October 03, 2006

It was a dark and stormy night



I love a good cliche. The thing is, it was a dark and stormy night last night. The power stayed on, but the cable--the TV, internet and telephone--went out around 9. And the pictures you see to the right are what the back yard looks like this morning.

We're lucky the tree came down and smashed the neighbor's fence, and not the roof of our house. And our cable service came back on this morning, even though the cable itself is still on the ground, so at least we have contact with the outside world.

Maybe this will be the excuse to buy that honkin' chainsaw I've always wanted. Groovy.

8 comments:

lulu said...

Wasn't it a great storm??? The only downside was that I had to go outside and through the alley to get my laundry out of the laundry room.

I love the wind and the trees whipping around though, and the lightening...the lightening was great.

Bubs said...

The storm was awesome--a perfect excuse to go to bed early and curl up with a good book. I'm taking some comp time to cut out of work early today so I can take pictures and contact my insurance.

Beth said...

Post pix of your chain-sawin' self ... and gimme some sugar, baby.

I love thunderstorms ...

Bubs said...

Until the chainsaw pics is ready, check out the axe-swingin action here:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j174/Jbubs/CampingattheFarmSeptember06021.jpg

Dena said...

We didn't quite lose our power, but we thought we would because the lights were flickering like mad.

We did wind up losing our cable, including internet, until late this morning.

Our basement was also flooded, requiring the use of the wet-vac. And I lost my alone time today, as Stella's school was closed due to power outages.

I love a good storm as much as anyone, but I do feel this is a bit much.

D

Bubs said...

I heard the south side/suburbs took a worse hit than we did. Sorry about your basement and your loss of alone time. That alone time can be precious.

lulu said...

The stogie totally makes the wood choppin' pic.

Bubs said...

Yeah, and I wasn't really into my drink yet at that point either. Kind of hard to swing an axe while holding a tin cup full of bourbon.