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Sharon
Jul 8, 2012 6:54 PM CST
Oh wow, Vic, the power of Nature!

How scary but how fortunate you all were.
Whew! Unhinged my heart.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 8, 2012 7:07 PM CST
It was very scary. I've never seen the wind go that fast. Hank thinks it was around 70 mph.

I'm just thankful we're here to clean it up Lovey dubby

Thanks again for helping me and teaching me how to do this Thumbs up
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fiwit
Jul 8, 2012 7:09 PM CST
We're ALL thankful you're here to clean it up... glad you're safe!
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vic
Jul 8, 2012 7:10 PM CST
Thank you Mary Lovey dubby
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Horseshoe
Jul 8, 2012 7:21 PM CST
Good gracious! I thought it sounded pretty bad but the pics sure bring the point home.

I'm glad all the trees fell away from the house. Also hope they fell away from the little house and the barn/garage.

I know you'll make due with as much firewood as you can but this is normally not ya'lls style for selecting wood! :>) (For those of ya'll not in the know...Hank/Vic have heated their houses with firewood for probably 40 years now. Whoops, hope I didn't give away anyone's age!) :>)

I'm grateful you have helpers to come in and give you a hand. I'm more grateful to see no one was hurt.

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Boopaints
Jul 8, 2012 7:28 PM CST
Oh my goodness, Vicki!! What a mess!

I'm so glad you already removed those trees that were close to the house...they might have fallen on the roof and done damage. I had no idea what a mess a storm like this can make!!

Mostly, I'm so happy you and Hank are fine. Lovey dubby
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 9, 2012 2:43 AM CST
Shoe, we have enough firewood for 4 years I think - need any? Green Grin! Barn and little house are fine. PTL! As for age, yep, we're old Rolling on the floor laughing

Becky, this isn't all the photo's. God definitely had his hand on our roof. I'm so thankful and grateful Lovey dubby Thank you for letting those know that needed to that we were "unplugged" Thumbs up
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Trish
Jul 9, 2012 10:53 AM CST

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Wow!

I can only ditto every one else's comments.

Dave and I say that one of the reasons we live on land is so that we aren't ever bored. Aren't you glad you have something else to do?? Green Grin!

Seriously, we are so glad that you are both safe and secure!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 9, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing VERY GOOD Trish and so true! We -never- get bored and wouldn't have it any other way. Lovey dubby

I'm glad we're ok too Thumbs up

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