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Final tally: 6-8 inches of wet snow, oak trees down everywhere, one giant limb as big around as me is fallen across a power line 2 doors down. No electricity till they get that dealt with first. Funny, after the ice storm everyone on our street seems to have a generator :)

This storm seems to have caused major carnage amongst the oak trees- their leaves were all still on, and green, not even turned yet around here. And i guess they're more brittle and weren't used to that weight. So, big oak branches all over the place. Poor trees. But we should have lots of firewood for the taking, if we can go about with a chainsaw and wheelbarrow sometime soon. Also our willow tree lost many big branches, I'm glad we trimmed it back from overhanging the house last year. Everything fell straight down into mid-yard and didn't hit the house or rig.

Our street is at the end of the run of electric wires, and the branch is near the end too, so we won't be a priority for the work crews clearing lines and restoring power.

Glad you are safe

Date: 2011-10-30 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetmmeblue.livejournal.com
We just got power back too. And our oak is also the one that took the most damage. If you want to get rid of some wood we'd be happy for some. We even have our own chain saw to cut it up.

Re: Glad you are safe

Date: 2011-10-31 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
We're running the woodstove full tilt here, and hoping to stockpile some wood ourselves :) If you were to go out scavenging with a chainsaw and a car, there are lots of trees down on public land and on people's property who probably don't have a use for it :)

Re: Glad you are safe

Date: 2011-10-31 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetmmeblue.livejournal.com
I'm sorry if I misread your post. I've been thinking that but our chainsaw is electric and I'd need power. I wonder if I can get a converter for the car?

Re: Glad you are safe

Date: 2011-11-01 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darxus.livejournal.com
http://www.google.com/search?q=car+outlet+inverter
Not sure what the amperage output is like in comparison to the demands of an electric chainsaw.

Date: 2011-10-31 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] candle-light.livejournal.com
We've got power, if you need to come by for recharging of any sort. Just give a shout.

Date: 2011-10-31 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
Thank you for the offer! But Phil hooked up the generator to the house, so as long as we mind it and fill it with gas occasionally, we have enough power to get by.

Date: 2011-10-31 01:01 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
remind me to inquire of phil about "personal generators", the kind burners use for camping. that's what i seem to need every "now and then"

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Date: 2011-10-31 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
ah! I believe the small portable one is the Honda 1000. Ours is several years old but from the pictures the styling looks more like the 2000i: http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/products/models.aspx?page=models§ion=P2GG&category=play

Date: 2011-10-31 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
apparently those run about $900 locally, without tax. sweet.

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Edited Date: 2011-10-31 02:16 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-01 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
*sends you warmth and good luck*

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