Fixing the Damage

Here is our living room last night with the oil lamps and candles as well as Ryeleigh trying yet again to play with Cassidy.  I thought it would be peaceful and romantic, but with the generator it was not.

This morning the damage repair began.  Here is the front gate of the barn.  It doesn’t look like much, but the piece of wood with the latch is completely tore off as is the netting. I have blocks keeping it shut.  This was not fixed today as there were higher priorities.

The siding was completely ripped off of two sides of the grampa shed.  This is a favorite shelter for Wilma, my ancient ewe.  So it needed fixing quickly.

I managed to screw the old metal on using the studs that are relatively still intake in this shed.

There were large willow branches over the fencing that I removed.

The electrician from Ackermann Electric was here first thing in the morning after we called them. They were great and highly recommended.

When he was done after 4 hours of work, we had PSE come out to hook us up.  He got to work stringing the new wire while waiting for a second worker to hook up the line over the road.

At 2:42 we had power again!  So running water and heat!!!  It doesn’t look like much, but it is oh so important.  Hopefully the turkey eggs and seedlings survive the experience.  The aquarium fish seem OK.    But now I can wash things like myself.

We still need our cable hooked back up so we can have wifi and TV as well as our phone line repaired.  The phone person will be out tomorrow and the cable guy on Thursday.  But it sounds like that will only be an inspection with the work appointment scheduled for later.  So we will limp along with our cell phones in the meantime.

My attention turned to my poor plum tree that was pummeled by the falling birch.

I asked Tom to cut the wood away from the tree.  We think it will make it.  I sure hope so.  It is my most productive Italian plum tree.

He proceeded to cut up more of the birch.

Besides the phone and internet, the next big item will be fixing the produce stand.  It might be a complete loss.  But we are recovering.  We haven’t been out back to see if any trees out there came down.

It sounds like our story made it on the radio KISM this morning via our son-in-law.  It was quite an Easter.  We’ll see if anyone wants to come back next year.

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6 Responses to Fixing the Damage

  1. Oh my, there’s always something!

  2. Jeanne says:

    I’m really glad you and Tom are getting a handle on things, and I hope you never have to go through anything like that again!

    I’m glad you at least have the cell phones.

    Just try to not overdo and hurt yourself.


  3. Denise says:

    so glad the electrician was able to get out right away. being without power and water is no fun in this weather. so are you blogging from your phone?

    • Donna says:

      It could have been so much worse, like in freezing weather. I am creating a hotspot with my phone to blog with my laptop. Blogging on the phone is a pain.

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