Will it Hold?

September 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm 5 comments

Yeah.  This morning, the wind was so back here in Kentucky, we roped the trampoline and tied it to a bradford pear.  After losing two more bradford pears, we wondered if the tree would hold it.

We cleared out the garage and made room for my van, moving over the front door we are finishing.   We were afraid we’d lose windows to limbs.  Don’t mess with my minivan, storm!

Goldilocks nearly killed the Explorer just opening the front door to the minivan…the wind caught it.  At 65mph, it nearly pulled her out with it.  I screamed into the wind, “You’ve GOT to hold onto the doors!”

Gusts nearly blew us into oncoming traffic.  I drove 40mph in a 55 mph, still getting side-swiped.  Alarms starting going off at church during Sunday School, mainly on the toddler wing.  We lost some power and part of the roofing…the ridge cap.  Hopefully we won’t get too much more wind or rain before it’s fixed.

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  • 1. Kimberly  |  September 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    we lost a bradford pear too. on the patio, the chaise lounge was on top of the patio table and the cushion was in the neighbor’s yard. our garbage cans were in the school lot and all my hanging and potted plants were upended. i’m glad the wind has settled down now.

  • 2. Renea  |  September 14, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Shingles and some siding. As we were driving home from church, I was noticing the number of Bradford pears that were down–expecting to lose some ourselves but all are still standing (we have had them for 10 years–that might be a record 🙂 ) Glad everyone is safe.

  • 3. Stacey  |  September 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    It blew half our garage door loose from our house. Huge nails hanging out and all. Crazy!

    We also have quite the number of fairly large dents on hubby’s truck. 😦

    So thankful that the damage was superficial!

  • 4. tunz  |  September 14, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Just thought I would check in with you. Glad your family is safe.

  • 5. Melissa H.  |  September 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Hubby woke me up (I was still asleep from all of the cough meds) when he and the kids got home from church. We’re doing an addition onto our house and all of our siding and extra shingles were all over the neighborhood! Picking up vinyl siding strips in 50 mph winds is very tricky!!!

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