Saturday, November 17, 2007

After the Retreat on Monday

I have been so incredibly tired all week. I don't know why but beside from working two days I have been too tired to do anything. I went off to sleep last night early (around 8:30 pm) and I finally feel a bit brighter this morning. I have neglected my blog reading terribly this week.

These are a few pictures of what I arrived home to Monday after the wind storm.


This is my street - note the power lines hanging down. We were without power for 14 hours. Which is actually pretty good as last year we had a power outage of 5 days. Also note the Bear trap!!! The bear is still in the neighbourhood and not at all interested in the bear trap which has been sitting there for over a week, apparently it caught a raccoon last week!!



The neighbour across the street had a tree come down on the corner of their house. This is a view from the side of the house - there were three trees down in the yard and this is a picture of part of one downed tree -- the part on the roof was already removed and there is a tarp on the house already. When I came home the fire truck was sitting in front of my house - but it was there to work on removing the tree across the street.


This is what is left from a shed that belonged to another neighbour - two doors down, on the same side of the street as us. We were pretty lucking -- no trees on us!!


New Generator!! After borrowing one last year Jim decided we needed one of our very own!

I sure hope I feel better this week - and the tiredness is just left over from 4 intense days of sewing! I have to post about my wool applique - next post!!
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17 comments:

  1. I hope you get better soon. Maybe you need to rest a little bit more. I think the bear is a friend who wants to be closer :)

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  2. Oh, that's a scary looking neighborhood! So glad there was no damage on your house. I hope you are more rested after the weekend.

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  3. Oh my, what a lot of damage. I'd have been petrified. Glad you got your own generator .... no need to worry now. Please show your wool applique - I'd love to get some more ideas on how to use my wool stash. Weather has turned COLD on us here in Ontario - today's high was 3ºC and I chose to spend most of it outside in the garden. Half the garden is ready for winter .... my body and my hands are aching tonight. I want to finish some knitting this evening - hope my hands last!

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  4. Hope you're feeling better soon Pam. Is that blue thing on wheels the bear trap? I've never seen one before. Do they put something edible inside to lure the animal?

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  5. Wow - that's a bit too much excitement. So glad to hear everyones OK.
    Get better quick!

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  6. You were lucky Pam. Is that blue thing the bear trap? How does it work?

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  7. That is alot of damage. Is the blue thing the bear trap?? I did not see it otherwise. I guess in Illinois we have no need of a bear trap! LOL
    Your retreat pictures were wonderful. What a great time!!
    Weather changes can have an effect on your energy. Just go with it and rest alot!

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  8. Wow, I can completely understand feeling tired and depressed after seeing all the damage in your neighborhood. I'm glad it missed your house, and that you had a generator for the power outage.
    I use extra bright lights in my house during the winter.

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  9. Oh, my Goodness, Pam ! THANK GOD, your house is safe. But I'm so sorry for your neighbours.... Nature is stronger than everything.

    I'm glad you could sew, and sew, and I can't wait seeing your next post.

    Hugs & smiles to you,
    NADINE

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  10. We were very lucky in our neighborhood, no trees down or power outage. Hubby been looking into generators just in case.

    I hope you feel better soon. I've been a little tired as well. Falling asleep early some days.

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  11. Gosh, I hope you feel all energized soon! Perhaps you need a day in bed. Get dh to bring you coffee and just vege a bit! ;o) That's quite the storm! Glad that all is well with your home!

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  12. Get some rest when you can. What a disasterous storm. Wishing you well!

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  13. Wow, you folks were incredibly lucky not to have any trees land on your home! Hope you feel better soon.

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  14. I hope you feel better today.
    This storm has been very strong and I'm so sorry about that! and I'm sorry about your neighbour!
    ciao, ciao

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  15. I hope you're feeling better soon. And I'm glad nobody was hurt in the storm.

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  16. What terrible storm Pam!
    We have storms like this here in Río Grande too; I´m glad that nobody was hurt in those days!, hugs, andrea

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  17. I'm so glad you didn't have any trees down on your house!

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