Friday, December 15, 2006

69 Miles Per Hour

That was the highest sustained wind in my area during the night.  I didn't loose power....the big cedar tree didn't fall on the house.....BUT I did loose the roof covering my big front porch.  About midnight...the most awful noise I've ever heard. It's wood framed with the fiberglass panels....all gone.  Well, not all gone, part of the framework is still there and one panel remains unharmed and then there one ( a metal panel) that's still partially attached but bent backward and it kept pounding on the remaining framework all night. It was so eerie to look out and see the heavy rain pounding on my kitchen window.  That's never happened before.  It still dark, but after it gets light I'll take some pictures and post them. I never did hear from Bob again last night.  I tried calling him on his cell phone but it just rang & rang.  His daughter and son-in-laws house is pretty much surrounded by big trees. And when I talked to him about 9:15pm, he said his daughter had taken their little guy and gone to her in-laws house for the night...they have no trees around their house.  Bob's house is also surrounded by fir trees...so he may find his place squished like a grape when he gets out there.  His house is out across the Narrows Bridge about 25 miles.  Meanwhile, I'm going to go read the paper and decide what to do next.  At least I don't have to go to work today.  Susan is still sleeping but doesn't have to be to work until 9am.

About a million homes/businesses with out power in the Pacific Northwest,  at this moment according to KOMO TV in Seattle. I feel blessed to have power..........

6 comments:

pharmolo said...

Some storm, wow

ally123130585918 said...

Linda thank goodness you didn't loose your power ~ You and Gabi must have been frightened ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

That really sounds Scary Linda Ihope its calmed down now,and blown it self out .keep safe ..love Jan xx

rbrown6172 said...

{{{linda}}}}  what a night you had!  i know that was scary!  thank God that you are safe.  :)
gina

yakima127 said...

I almost feel guilty ( and grateful at the same time) that we got thought it with no issues.  We never lost power, and since we are in an apartment, there was no damage to my home...so sorry it was scary for you...Jae

mom23nca said...

We didn't have power from Thursday night until late Saturday night.  We just got our cable back about 15 minutes ago.