|The remains of our picnic table|
|Looking back towards the tree from which it fell|
It could have been much worse. At least two people were killed in the storm. One man's car was hit by a falling tree somewhere near Monroe. The other fatality that I know of was electrocuted by power lines. A lot of people haves been left without power too. Depending where they live that can sometimes take as long as a week to be fixed. We have friends who now have a tree laying through their living room. I feel fortunate that all we have to deal with is a little inconvenience and cleaning up a mess. The goat pen, the chicken pen and the duck pen are all still in tact. I don't have any animal containment problems that require immediate attention. It definitely could have been much worse. Besides, now my sweetie is telling me I need to buy a new chain saw.
|The smaller maple came up by the roots|
I was at the Bee Store when we lost power there at around 4:00 pm. Since it gets dark so early there was really no reason to sit around in the store in the dark. I just closed up and came home. While driving home I noticed that a significant section of Snohomish was without power. Some time after I got home, Linda sent me to the store to pick up a few things we needed. While at Fred Myers they lost their power. When I arrived home I found we were without power as well. It was a good excuse to light some candles. The world was a much darker place before the invention of the electric light.
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