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PostSubject: Storm   Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:45 pm

Well, we got clobobbered tonite. A good down draft in the storm took out a very large oak and 1/3 of the cedar up front.

You could hear the storm coming up and I was talking to Sloppy online and I said "I hope the power doesn't go out, my pizza isn't done!" so I went to check how much time left on the pizza, 3 minutes, turn around and the power goes out. It came back on and the pizza finished. I turned off all the puters and reset the modem and router but every time I tried to turn on this computer, the power went out Laughing Finally got back online at 7:30 est.
















My hand in that last shot, from wrist to middle finger tip is 8" and that's the thin side of the tree at 2' thick. It's about 30" across the fat side. The 3 cedars that grew together are all over 100 yrs old.


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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:10 am



Caption: I swarz! I waz just buryin my poop!
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:14 pm









Daytime pics. Not really more impressive but clearer Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:33 pm

Eek!

Cotton doesn't look too impressed though. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:00 pm

But she buried her poop Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:42 pm

I had a huge tree branch fall on my carport. I'll post the pics as soon as I upload them. I heard it popping so I moved my car and was clearing an area to move the carport to. I was just gonna drive my truck under it, jack it up and drive forward about 30'. Too late! Laughing Split it in two so I can just carry the 'half' and then rebuild Razz












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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:44 pm









Day pics and cleanup.
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:37 pm

wow.
Glad you and your house and kitties are ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:29 pm

not really much damage to the shed pieces so I just have to put it back together Cool Just have to replace a few pieces to some legs and rafters, the a-frame was designed to pop away and it did, no broken wood Razz

How I think of this crap when I'm making stuff is beyond me affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:39 am

I shored up the remaining section of the carport and moved it back out of the way of the oak that is about to come down... when I get to it Razz

Kitties ok? Yeah, they survived.. Priss is well but Tips is sick now Razz I took her to the vet yesterday, gotta get her well so she can have her yearly shots next week with Priss and Stripe Razz That'll be a year since I've had Cotton What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:15 am





The carport now Razz
Where the carport used to be.
What all them tree branches are now Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:16 pm




rebuilding coming along nicely Cool I'm in for dinner and dope Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:05 pm



Just gotta put the roof on tomorrow and I'll be done! hehehe it's bent in the section where the tree hit it.. but oh well, it's stiff Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:55 pm

Lots and lots of work! affraid

Good for you! Very Happy

You've had Cotton for a year now???? My, how time races!.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:53 pm

I've decided to replace the broken bent fixed crossbeam/rafter after putting the peak rail on and it was all bent Laughing

Yep, about Aug. 3 I'll have had Cotton a full year What a Face She's a serious leg rubber Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:43 pm




DONE!! jump What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:32 pm



Yep, definitely done! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:41 pm

Yay!
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:46 am

So, that oak's been sitting there, cut all the way through but didn't fall.

This last week, a truck broke down up at the top of the street. I was pulling out to get gas (the stations had been out so it was hit and miss getting some and you had to wait in line) and they were working on the truck. I got my gas and came home, turned down the road and they were trying to push the truck around and uphill, so I just asked if they wanted me to tow them.

So I tow them to a local shop about 2 miles down the road in town and the guy gives me the tow cable which is like 40' long and made of cable like they'd use to anchor a telephone pole. He was gonna give me some cash too but I said the cable was fine.

Soooo... I was gonna wrap my chain around the stump part of the tree and attach the cable to it and pull it with my truck to jerk the tree loose and down. Well, I just walked outside and the tree is down Laughing I didn't even hear it. Ah well, now it'll be really easy to cut up Razz

edit: oh, pics when it gets light enough, it's cloudy and raining a tad at 8:50am EST
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:55 pm

That looks like a really big tree.

I have one that has to come down but it's gonna cost me $1000 becauese they have to bring in special equipment since it is so close to the other houses - one of the drawbacks from moving into town. Gotta think about my neighbors, heh.
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:48 pm

The tree is 70'. The showing dirt is 10' across, another 2 to 3' offscreen. That section of stump is 30+ inches across.

I'm just glad it's down, now it's super easy to cut up with the chainsaw! Laughing I now have firewood for the winter Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Storm   Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:46 am










The mass of the tree in the first 3
Day 1 cuttings in the second 2
Day 2 cuttings in the last 3

Taking massive dope to get this done... would be easier if I had opiates Laughing
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