09-14-2008, 05:46 PM
Here's a pic of the wind damage to the maple.
You can also see the gutter damage top left. I used my little Black & Decker chainsaw to clear the patio near the door so the dogs (and us) can get out to the backyard. That little sucker looks like a toy but it does the job! A tree service is coming in the morning to look at the maple and we'll decided if it comes totally down or just trim the crap out of it.
According to the rain Gage we got 5 inches but I think it was more as it tilted a bit from the wind. There was some minor flooding of roads all around us but nothing too bad.
I'm putting a chicken in the oven right now, didn't think we'd be able to but the power came back 4 hours quicker than Ameren said it would.May the FORCE be with you!
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