I will try to put some pictures on while this system is going on and off the net. The guys were about five hours late coming to install the units, but they made it and the weather was beautiful and HOT.
There are more than our carports on the trailer.
Unloading and getting staged
I did help, I retrieved a hammer to straighten a stubborn insert. The worst thing about this was having our home on this hill, the door would about knock you over, or pen you in.
You know I had to help, other than carry water.
Sun is still out and hot. As they start raising the ribs.
The first of the sheet metal went up and note the cloud cover. This came up fast. There was a Bright flash of lightening and a super crash. Sherry yelled GET HIM DOWN FROM THERE! The hail and rain came in waves. The winds bowed the heavy oaks 25 to 30 ft. I was trying to help the other worker get a ladder up in the wind, all had blown over. I yanked my hearing aids out and stuck in them in my pocket to try to protect them. The guy on the top did not wait. he done a ‘skin the cat’, hand walked over to the side an slide down one of the ribs.
They were disappointed because the power was out. I told them not to worry, The motor home has a generator, they continued to work.
BElow is the sky after the storm. we had three news helocopters flying surveying the damage. Sherry rode out and made a report of huge trees down all over the town.
I heard a yell from the guy above and he is pointing just behind some small trees in the yard. We went over to see this. This was the huge BANG in the beginning.
This is about 25 feet from where the guy was on top of the car port when the lightening hit.
It was dark when they finished the units. The Moon was full and the sky clear. So many folks have damage, we consider ourselves VERY FORTUNATE.
What a difference a day makes:
This morning we woke up to this. And we are proud.
We could have lost it all in that storm, but today we are high and dry.
Thanks for coming along with us.
* The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
Car of the day:
This is a 1949 Kaiser (Some of you old folk know they gave up cars and made BILLIONS in medicines.