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Published on Friday, November 13, 2009 by

I’ve had enough rain.  I’ve had enough wind.  I’ve had enough dark days.  I’m DONE.  Nor-easter, go away!!!

If you have the weather channel, which many of us don’t because the power is off and on… you have probably seen news reporters standing in floods and wind, reporting on the “Nor’Easter of the Year.”  That would be ME.  That is MY hometown.  We ARE the Nor’Easter of the Year.  And we want it to GO AWAY!

We started to hear rumblings about, “possible flooding” and “stock up on groceries” a few days ago.  I have enough to get by, so I didn’t pay much attention.  A nor’easter was on the way.  NOT a hurricane, which would have raised red flags for me… but a nor’easter.  That is “old hat” to us by now.  Rain,wind, storm surge, bad hair – been there done that.

Or so I thought.  This nor’easter was up there with Hurricane Isabella.  With that hurricane, we went to Grandma’s.  After all, we have BIG TREES all around the house.  Brick or no brick – a tree can take down a house.

The storm has gone on for a few days.  Last night was the worst of it.  The wind reached gusts of more than 60 mph in some areas.  As I was serving some chili to the kids, we heard a huge crash in the back yard.  Everyone froze, waiting for, I don’t know, something.  And then it came.  Another loud crack, crash and thump.

My beautiful Oak was down.  Or part of it was down.  All we knew is something was DEFINITELY down.  The tree took out the tree house, another wooden play house, a swing set and a trampoline.  But it didn’t take down OUR house.  Thank goodness.

Here are the before and after shots:

Would anyone like to contribute to the “we don’t have any money to take this tree out of our yard” fund?  Or even better, do you have a chainsaw and a local address, all tied up with a big heart and nifty red ribbon?  Sigh.  One can dream, no?

It is still raining.  It is still windy.  It is still dark.  And I am starting to grow mold.

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  • Sally

    Ummmm…. at least you will have a better view of the sunset?

  • OMG! I’m so glad for you that it didn’t hit your house! I hope the weather is improving in your area.

  • So glad your house was spared!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leavinga a comment. How did you find my blog?
    To answer your question. No, we are not in an area for ticks-too cold, I think.
    My doctor was very thorough before he came to this diagnosis. One day they drew 28 little vials of blood out of my arm for different test (being sent to different labs). He was determined to rule everything else out before settling on fibromyalgia, as both my (late) Mama and her sister have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and he did not want to just fall on a convenient excuse of a diagnosis. Oddly enough we all live in different parts of the country and have all been diagnosed by different doctors at different times in our lifelines.
    Thanks again for visiting.

  • You let your daughter have a TRAMPOLINE??? Even after a tooth extraction? You are pretty brave for a mom. My kid has been after me for a trampoline for years…

    • LOL NOPE – the trampoline was BEFORE the teeth, and fortunately, not the cause of the teeth 🙂 It is LONG gone, happily! It was a gift BROUGHT to us by someone. The tree took it DOWN. 😉

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