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Just back after that b%&*h Sandy knocked down some trees

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gzecc, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    8 days with no power. Power came back today. Some pics of our yard below.
    Lost approx 20 trees. All pine.

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  2. NYLife

    NYLife Burning Hunk

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    I'm glad to hear that you and the family is ok. No damage to the house is a good thing. It has been a complete nightmare with sandy. It looks like you will have quite a bit of pine to last you a few years. Be safe
  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Trees started coming down around us. We actually retreated to the basement. First time I ever retreated to the basement for a storm. Nothing hit the house, but they were all around us. Some of the trees are Rockerfeller Center size Christmas trees. Roots ball and all torn right out of the ground.
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  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Man
    Sounds & looks like you went thru hell for several hours.

    No damage to family & house. Gotta feel a lucky.
    Scary picture. Looks like some wires still tangled in the trees.

    Glad power back & you can start to recover.
    Hope you are able to relax a bit.
    Good luck
  5. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Glad to hear that you and the family weathered the storm. Good Luck on the clean up as it looks like there quite a bit to do.
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    hope they get the power back for everyone and also get the gas shortage straightened out
  7. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    The gas shortage in the boroughs seems pretty bad. I'm hearing this from my cousin in Queens. They haven't been able to get gas for 48hrs.
    Being on an island has its drawbacks.
  8. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Glad to hear you are OK. Hope things get back to normal soon.
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    gzecc, glad you finally got power. That must have been a difficult week for you. Now comes the cleanup and your yard will never look the same again.
  10. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    gzecc, I hope you will get some benefit out of this in the end. When you get time, cut that pine all up, stack it and let it dry out good outside. At least a year. It can give you a lot of good BTUs. I wish you the best and hope the coming storm of snow and wind misses you folks. Or at least goes easy on you. Take breaks while working. Don't work too hard. It will still be there tomorrow and will get done sooner or later. Either way, it will get done. Before you know it, all will be well again.

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