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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Discovery of More Storm Damage

Every other week during the summer we watch our daughter's two boys. They are old enough to stay alone, but it's a good chance to separate them from their sister and a chance to spend time with them. Today while Sam and Papa left on a mission, Jack (9 years old in 3 days) and I went for a walk to the river. We wanted to see how high it was after all the rain. There is an access point down the road from us. As we approached the path, we saw a downed tree ahead.


It had fallen across the path, but we were able to get over it.  Jack thought it might a little hard for me because I was a senior citizen.  I managed without too much difficulty. 



Once we got across, we saw another tree down.  This one I walked around instead of going over.


Usually from this point you can see the river but not this time.  As we looked ahead, all we could see was tree upon tree.  There was no way we could go any further.  

 


This must have happened during the storm two weeks ago.  I wrote this blog about that scary day.  http://www.thecabincountess.com/2017/06/a-severe-june-thunderstorm.html

I knew it was bad, but not this bad.  It could easily have taken out our woods or even our house.  Jack was disappointed that we couldn't reach the river.  I told him we would go to another place next time and maybe do some fishing.  As we were walking home, we met the homeowner across the road from the path.  He was getting his mail.  He lost many many trees on his property.  He told me he was in his workshop when the storm hit and that suddenly all the air was sucked out of his workshop and actually lifted him off the ground.  He thought he was going to die.  He thinks it was a tornado although it was never declared as such.  I hope that doesn't happen again.

When we got home,  Jack and I took the metal detector.  He wanted to search for treasure in the woods.  That didn't work out either.  By the time we finished, Sam and Papa had returned.  We finally got rid of our old heavy 32 inch television.  It still worked perfectly, but it was time to join the modern world.  We found a place to take the television for a small fee.  

Today was a day to be thankful.