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Monday, February 26, 2007

holey crap

This tree fell a handful of minutes after i left for work this morning.

Sabine and the Chapmans were stuck at the house all morning because the damn thing rocked that road closed, big time.


yoinks.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oy

Flandria said...

oh my gosh!

Velo Bella said...

stranded at home with no power, no phones...and soon no water.

I'd rather be at work.

The worst part of the morning was not having access to coffee.

X Bunny said...

ack!
hope the power is back on again soon....

now we need to talk a little--i guess if you have an electric stove you are screwed on the coffee part but it is a weekday so you shouldn't be drinking it anyway, but why no phones?!

X Bunny said...

and how are you posting with no power?

lauren said...

no drinking coffee on weekdays?

what's with all you people quitting coffee?

i'd rather be there then work.

marscat said...

i think i'll use that excuse tomorrow.

Velo Bella said...

I'm posting because i am at work now. Tree has been removed, but still no power...

No phones because tree knocked down phone, cable and electricity. And of course, we don't have cell coverage.

We boiled water on the barbecue and luckily had some pre-ground beans hanging around.

And I can't remember exactly when I started drinking coffee again during the week...probably about the time I started limiting wine. I can only manage one vice at a time.

I took the picture because this has happened a couple of times already and I'm not certain work believes me anymore.

My boss can't believe there is no other way out. He thinks everyone lives in those bland cookie cutter subdivision thingies I guess. I can't be bothered with trying to explain.

Nome Agusta said...

NO COFFEE!? Oh what inhumane times we live in when one must be stranded with out the steaming aroma of the glistening black wonder tonic.

We are calling the forestry service right now and working out an air drop. Remain calm, help is on the way.

jAndy donka-donk said...

did it make a sound?

PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

yikes

our powere has been on and off the last day or so.

the big problem here is the snow. it keeps snowing, we keep shoveling and plowing--no end in sight. except of where to pile the stuff...

dunno what i'd do without coffee....

double yikes

VeloRainDog said...

"did it make a sound?"

chuckle. snort.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

bwahaahahahaa...


and Ron, just lifeflight in a nice bottle of zin.

i can live without the coffee...

X Bunny said...

i am still a little nervous about whether i can make it up the driveway.....i think i'm going to put skis in my car

casey said...

If you live in an area where falling trees can cut off your power, possibly for extended periods, having a generator is a good idea. I have one and even living is the city there are few times I've been grateful for having a back-up power supply.

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

When I was little(r) we always got hit by the rainstorms that would flood out the bottom of our driveway and our meadow...it seemed like fun to get the day off of school, until we realized that there wasn't much to do or light to do it with...

maleonardphi said...

I use to love when the power would go out when we were kids. My brother and I would take the motors out of our stompers (remember those things!) so that only the light would work. It was a super fun unplanned camping trip, sort of. I'm sure my parents didn't feel the same way. But it definitely brings you back to the basics, cooking on the wood burning stove and stuff like that.

Velo Bella said...

we were joking that we should get little generators that you hook up to the trainer.

Of course, we would put Jen on the trainer so that Brent and i could grind the beans for our coffee.

Velo Bella said...

Our neighbors all have generators.

It destroys the quiet of a good power outtage.

Johnny Sprocket said...

Do you know if any one was in the tree making a political statement or calling political attention to themself? It being Santa Cruz and all, could be a sorry end to a tree hugger and a tree.

X Bunny said...

we've had a generator for years and never used it (knock on wood)--it isn't worth the trouble or noise unless it is a prolonged outage and we start to get cold.....(or hot depending on when it happens...)

X Bunny said...

there's all sorts of things that are funner by candlelight

nicknameless said...

I can just see you guys with the bbq in the rain ...too funny

Brent Chapman said...

I rubbed those sticks together for 2 hours to get that fire going to boil water on the bbq. it was SOOOO worth it.

Bringing home more ground coffee tonight!

Velo Bella said...

I have some ground coffee. Plenty. What we need is some propane for the camp stove.

And that was the best coffee ever.

Anonymous said...

Come on... speak the reason why you need coffee in the morning.

OK, let me help. To move bowel from your geezer body.

Ippoc Amic said...

shit...i work for the electric company and was out of power earlier today..we have it now, we we are suffering at the vagabond on saturday...see ya then...din din saturday night????