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Jul. 30th, 2010 | 12:06 pm
location: home
mood: aggravatedaggravated

A very violent line of thunderstorms swept through the DC area last Sunday, with winds clocked as high as 75 mph.

We lost power for two days and also lost the big tree in the back yard.








No one was hurt, we didn't even suffer any water leakage. And the insurance adjuster and contractor have already been here, so we won't be out anymore than our deductible.

The tree removal service had that thing and the 40 feet of it remaining in the ground out of here in less than 5 hours. I was very impressed.

I had them cut me a slice off from the bottom and I tried counting the rings. The wood got very dark towards the center (turns out the tree was full of boring insects and hollow spots, so that's why it finally cracked.) It was close to 100 years old the best I can tell.
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luvscharlie

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from: luvscharlie
date: Jul. 30th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
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It sounds like you were very lucky that tree didn't go crashing through the roof and very thankful no one was hurt.

I love storms and love watching them, but seeing their aftermath and how truly scary they can be is really sobering.

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Jul. 30th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
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I used to enjoy thunderstorms, too, until I got satellite TV. Now it seems anytime there's a bolt of lightning within 20 miles the signal goes on the fritz.

Yes, we were lucky with the tree. The storm was moving west to east and that's the way the tree fell. If the winds had been from a different direction, well, who knows.

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ap_aelfwine

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from: ap_aelfwine
date: Jul. 30th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Sorry about your tree, but I'm very glad it didn't hurt anyone or do severe damage to your house.

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Jul. 30th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. It was kind of a shock. I was on the front porch seeing if there might be a tornado coming since the wind was so hard. I heard a loud pop, but didn't think much of it until I went into the house and saw the tree on the ground through a back window.

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e-liz-a-beth

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from: thepastperfect
date: Sep. 29th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday! Good thing you are not nearly as old as that tree.

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Sep. 29th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! Sometimes I feel that old though

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ap_aelfwine

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from: ap_aelfwine
date: Sep. 29th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Sep. 29th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Thank you

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