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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let their be light!

Did I really write that post a few days ago? Ok, since Sat, 20" fell, cold wet heavy stuff. Trees stared snapping and keeling over. Big trees, like 75-100 ft trees. Power went out when these big trees took out MANY power poles all over Banner Mt (Banner Lava Cap, Quaker Hills, and all the little streets in Cascade Shores). Trees have gone thru roofs, broken off chimneys, blocked driveways so folks can't get their cars out. Power is just now (Tues 5:30) being restored in our area, out since Sat. It looks like a battlefield around here. More snow and freezing temps (below 20) 2nite, so brace yourself for more action. Winds this am did not result in much more damage.
Roads are decent, but I imagine the freezing temps coming will change that, and we will be skating on ice. Sooo, be careful out there. If my new neighbors Patty and Greg are reading this, no damage at your house, just large branches down. 3 doors down, not so good. Renter just moved in, and a tree hit the chimney pipe and pushed it right into the living room. Don't think she even got unpacked. So, we'll all remember Thanksgiving week 2010. This is one for the history books. Our trees are growing taller as I write . . . . . interesting. . . . . .
Power is on Quaker Hill to Store, and Pasquale loop. Should have power on other side in next 12 hours, that's what the PAR electrical workers advised. The crews out here were amazing! They worked thru the worst conditions to get us back online asap. Thank you awesome Dudes!
Go to for a neighbors pictorial of the storm. I didn't have my wits about me enough to take pics before stuff was repaired. A picture is worth 1000 words!


  1. Praying a tree didn't fall on our house, but our next door neighbors haven't called so hopefully everything is a-okay.
    My post on the storm is here:

  2. oh wow... wonder if our house is ok. Better get up there. Cant thank you enough for your blog .
    Meanwhile Happy Holidays, Jean

  3. We drove up Friday night and left Sunday. One of our large oaks lost its top but missed the house. We thought it was house shaking thunder. What a great family adventure; cooked on the wood burning stove, played in the snow, and told ghost stories with lanterns and flashlights at night. I guess this makes up for the lack of snow last year. We drove out Pasquale and it looked like a disaster area. Hopefully the place is still in one piece.