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Isabel Uh Oh (and Uh Oh, I Meant Irene!)

This is the corner of our house where the power and cable lines come in:

As you can see, the board is pulling loose from the house.

We extracted the car from the neighborhood and went for a drive to find brunch.  Power was out from here to 16th Street Extended.  We ended up at Parkway Deli, which was mobbed.

We need to load up the car and take The Young Lady over to the university.  It is open for move in and the dorm has power.

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whymzycal
Aug. 28th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you guys are okay. Hopefully that loose board is the only damage, yes?
chomiji
Aug. 31st, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)

Yeah, the problem is that the board is under tension from the power and cable lines. Several houses along the block has similar issues - in some cases, the lines came completely off. It happened when a tree half a block away came uprooted and crashed through the lines, taking several poles with it. The referred force yanked the lines attached to the houses in out section.

geri
Aug. 28th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank god your family seems to be alright could have been much worse but i'm just happy it's over. Get to the univesity safe and still be careful.
chomiji
Aug. 31st, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)

Thanks! Everything seems OK now (although we lost most of the food in the freezer), except for that board.

vom_marlowe
Aug. 28th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeek!

But I'm so glad you're safe. I was very worried about you.
chomiji
Aug. 31st, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)

Awww! >hug squish<

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chomiji
Aug. 31st, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)

Awww, thanks! (Power came back this afternoon.)

rachel_reicheru
Aug. 29th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
Im glad ur alright and are able to post. If thats the worst damaged thats good *well not good but hopefully u get what i mean*

has the storm passed ur area yet?
chomiji
Aug. 31st, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)

(Thanks for the good wishes!)



Edited at 2011-08-31 02:16 am (UTC)
evilchuckles
Aug. 29th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
That...er...doesn't look right...

Glad you're all OK though!
chomiji
Aug. 31st, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)

LOL, no, it's not right! But apparently it wasn't enough to stop the power from reaching the house, once they repaired the broken lines up the street. Still, we need to have someone look at it and fix it. Some of the shingles along the roof eaves are messed up too.

Thanks!

lady_ganesh
Aug. 30th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it (mostly) missed you and The Young Lady has power in her dorm.
chomiji
Aug. 31st, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)

Aww, thanks! We got power back today, but there isn't much in the way of dinner food in the house (we had to throw most of the freezer stuff out last night). On our way to dinner out, the radio had a report from Vermont - sounded pretty awful! They're airlifting supplies to some of the towns, I heard.

lady_ganesh
Sep. 2nd, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
We're lucky to be where we are, a lot of the state got it a lot worse. Here's the base lodge at Killington before and after.
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