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Old 02-05-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Was woken by a thud shortly after 4 this morning. Thought it was part of a dream but got up to check it out. Finally found this. My weather station indicated a 43 mph wind gust at about that time. At 5, while my wife and I were sitting in the living room at that same corner of the house, a 52 mph gust came through ~ We just cringed waiting for the crash.

I told my wife, when we moved in here, that tree was gonna be a problem. It’s dumped on us twice in 3 months. It missed the roof edge, took the light out of the socket without any damage to the socket it self, caught the bottom 2 panels of siding with minor damage, scraped the shingles the rest of the way down. Notice the track between the windows? We got lucky! She's comin' down in the Spring !!

Yeah, yeah … I know. The Christmas lights…


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Old 02-05-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Thanks BFD. I call them winter lights butt..... lol. 1st encounter was on the front of the house ~ scraped the siding all the way down and would have taken the flag out if it was up. Smaller branch though. It is a BIG tree! OLD! I see it as more of a year or 2 of fire wood for the fire place.
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Well, is the wood a good candidate to use for smoking?
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:10 PM   #5
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That sounds like Gator fuel to me.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:09 AM   #7
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You got lucky Bill. Glad there was no serious damage. Why wait until the spring to cut it down. Sounds like something I would be doing on the next nice day.
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Let me know if you need a hand cutting that down..Ive got a couple of saws...
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Dang...yeah I'd say you got real lucky on that one.
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Re: Rude Awakening

[quote="The Joker"]Was woken by a thud shortly after 4 this morning. Thought it was part of a dream but got up to check it out. Finally found this. My weather station indicated a 43 mph wind gust at about that time. At 5, while my wife and I were sitting in the living room at that same corner of the house, a 52 mph gust came through ~ We just cringed waiting for the crash.

I told my wife, when we moved in here, that tree was gonna be a problem. It’s dumped on us twice in 3 months. It missed the roof edge, took the light out of the socket without any damage to the socket it self, caught the bottom 2 panels of siding with minor damage, scraped the shingles the rest of the way down. Notice the track between the windows? We got lucky! She's comin' down in the Spring !!

Yeah, yeah … I know. The Christmas lights…


Dang son you did get lucky , yea the wind here was hard as well had 35 miles a hour to 45 here in Denmark SC . Had some oak limbs fall here while I was smoking the Brats and Burgers , I had my guest picking up the limbs and storing them in the garage for future use. Nice icicle lights by the way!!
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