Saturday, June 01, 2013
Well it has been a long 3 days. After the tornado hit our area, we were without power until just about an hour ago. I won't be here long as I have tons of emails to removed from my box. But no damage to our house. We did drive to town yesterday during the lull and got some metal fence posts and staked the 2 fruit trees up and are hoping it holds. The main power trunk line was down on the side of the main highway and it took the power company until yesterday evening late to get that pole and line replaced but our power was still out due to the tree down at the edge of our property. They did come out and inspected it yesterday but didn't get back to fix it until around noon today. When they got it repaired they had to go remove some more limbs on the line further on and then about an hour after they left, the power was back on.
We fared better than most by having a portable generator. We can get 11 hours of run time out of 5 gallons of gas. So we ran it during the day to keep the a/c and freezers going and then turned it off late at night. Today I felt so sorry for the pour power company men having to tackle the trees and underbrush with their chain saws and it pouring down rain. We have had constant rain all day today. The day of the tornado we got 5 inches total rain that day and another inch yesterday and then today we got about 4 inches. We are hoping the stakes hold the fruit trees as the ground is so saturated it is awful. Flash flooding has been occurring. We are staying home and away from it all and thankful we live on the side of a hill and thankful there wasn't more damage to our place.