10.31.2012

A Visit From Sandy


Well, that was a mean storm. Power was restored from the street late last night (temporary until full repairs next week), so we are getting back to regular operations.

We lost four trees, with one of the biggest (and also one of my favorite) trees breaking in half and literally just grazing the front of our house (and wiping out the street power and some phone lines). The downed lines set off a pretty intense fireworks show. The craziest part was that I actually witnessed the big tree split, as I spent the entire length of the storm outside frantically repairing things and clearing downed limbs.

Before the major brunt of the storm, we got a little preview of Sandy's power, as our chicken barn took a hit that luckily didn't wreck too much when it came down, although the entire barn roof rests about a half inch lower (the door had to just about be torn open to get in). Man was that tree heavy to move. The chickens made it though!

Our old fence was also smashed by falling trees. It was while I was working on getting the fence back up that the big tree cracked apart, as I tacked parts together to hold through the winds.

Some other areas in town were also beaten up, but for our location I'm pretty sure we got the "Nature's Revenge" special treatment. We're feeling pretty lucky though, as that big tree could have really caused some major damage had it snapped only a few feet lower.

I'm catching up on emails today and shipping the rest of the orders from the last week out as well. The net connection is in and out, so we will be a little bit behind until we are 100% back to full power (which should be early next week).

We hope that everybody who was affected by Sandy is recovering at a steady pace, we're thinking of you guys.



22 comments:

  1. I have no words, my thoughts are with you Matt and your family, so happy that you're recovering without too much damage.
    I chuckled a little seeing the eggs photo, didn't really expect it.. :)

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  2. Whew, that's some tale those pictures tell! Thank goodness you and the family are safe. Amazingthat you were out in it dodging Sandy's fury!

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  3. We lucked out, as did most friends in the other boroughs. (Down the street is another story; a block over, the entire avenue's closed because of fallen trees and power lines.) Half the city's shut down, though, but at least all the hospital evacs succeeded without incident.

    I was wondering if the storm would hit you up there; relieved to hear that, when it boils down to it, everything is okay. Keep us posted on the recovery, and the best of luck to you and yours.

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  4. Wow you guys go hit way worse than us over on the north shore..we lost one tree, but we lose a tree any time the wind blows it seems so nothing big there. Glad everyone at Glyos Hq is well..especially those chickens!
    The egg photo made me laugh as well!

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  5. Oh man, that was a close call. Glad you and the gang survived!
    ps- was that tree the one where that bat was hiding and pooped on your shoulder?
    jasen

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  6. Man...good to hear that everyone made it through safely, Matt. Were thinking about you and the family after I heard the chicken's home was hit. Take care.

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  7. We're glad you're doing okay Matt and that everyone is safe and dry. Best of luck in getting back up to 100%.

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  8. I know we've never met, but I was actually thinking about you guys during the storm and hoping that all was well. Glad to see you (and the chickens) survived. Best wishes to all of you!

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  9. I was thinking about you too when I heard it was passing through Mass. I am sorry you lost those trees, I know what it feels like, but I am mostly glad no humans or animals got hurt. Toronto got some high winds, but nothing that strong.

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  10. Glad everyone & the chickens are okay & there's no major damage.

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  11. We had flooding and no power but nothing as bad as you guys. Hope thing clean up soon for you guys.

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  12. My heart jumped when I read you were outside
    during the entire storm. Glad to hear you,
    your family, and most of your property is
    doing well.

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  13. So glad you folks made it through Sandy intact!

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  14. So glad tall are ok, physically/
    That stuff can be fixed, but the Doughtys are irreplaceable

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  15. Take care! Glad there wasn't much damage, sad there was so much! Please be safe.

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  16. Hope things are back to normal soon, Matt.

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  17. It's the Zorennor Rift causing havoc! Seriously though, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Matt. If there's anything we can do, all you have to do is ask! Please keep us updated.

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  18. Sorry to hear about your favorite tree. That bites man. But WAY glad to hear everyone is safe, even the chickens! Were I closer to you guys, I'd be right there with my hammer, nails, and a truckload from Home Depot helping you repair stuff. I've no doubt you've got like minded friends nearby. Take care, stay safe, and know we're still thinking of you guys and hope cleanup goes well.

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  19. Like everybody else said I'm glad to see, despite the pictures of damage, that everybody is okay.

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  20. Like everybody else said I'm glad to see, despite the pictures of damage, that everybody is okay.

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  21. I'm glad you're ok... I'm still without power, which sucks. luckily no one was hurt. I things are back to normal for everyone soon

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