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“Good morning, all. We lost power as a result of the storms that came through north Texas about 4:00 this morning. We're still waiting for our power to be restored six and a half hours later. Um, not much to report; we got hail, but I didn't see how big it was, and there are downed limbs and bits of trees everywhere, but we're okay.

Our patio trees took a bit of a beating, lost some leaves, but.. We're fine, we just have no power and once we fired up our generator we have no internet connection, so Vogon decided to drive in to work which should be interesting. Other than that, we're safe, we just didn't sleep too well from the noise and Laurel and I are hanging out here today. I'll post again there's anything changes or happens that's interesting. Take care all. Bye.”

Transcribed by: multiple users


edited to add: Thanks, polyhymnia, for cleaning up the machine transcription of my voice post. Our power came back on 14 hours after it went out, a few minutes after 1800 (6 PM) local time. Our neighborhood saw significant tree damage and a carport in our complex looks like the top layer of its metal roof peeled back.

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dylanevl
Apr. 10th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
I totally slept through this gianormous storm.
oddharmonic
Apr. 11th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
I might have if I hadn't been woken up by the wind making our windows rattle, followed by Laurel running in wailing "my clocks are off!". I should have heard the Addison sirens, but they were probably drowned out by the wind and rain.

The elementary school north of us (not our neighborhood school) held classes by flashlight and outside today. We kept Laurel home because she's difficult when she doesn't get enough sleep.
stakingaclaim
Apr. 10th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
at least it's not terribly hot or cold outside. hope the power's on again soon. I spent three days at my parents house without power after an ice storm once and I get completely paranoid whenever the power goes out now.
oddharmonic
Apr. 11th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
Our power came back on at 6 PM. Laurel was six kinds of pissed about it, but we have a generator on our patio to keep our freezer running, not to run her computer to play games.

My parents spent almost a week without power after the March 2003 blizzard in Colorado. (I have photos of the snow on Flickr.)
may_lyn
Apr. 10th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
wow, take care, honey. texas storms tend to be a bit over the top. :D

we have hard winds...you know the kind, that tear roofs off....and dust where i can't see the house right behind mine. and it's cold again!
oddharmonic
Apr. 11th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
It was my first windstorm since I arrived in Texas. I could live with them once every four years.

Stay warm, mama May!
may_lyn
Apr. 11th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
thanks. :D i'm toasty.

i tend to take really good care of myself, since i'm surrounded by men who take it personally if i don't.
ex_passerine551
Apr. 10th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
glad to see this update, as I was thinking about you when I heard about the storms! glad you are all okay.
oddharmonic
Apr. 11th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
The first thing I did after the start of business in Colorado was call my mother at work to let her know we were fine.

The plastic bowl I put cat food in for the outside cats blew away. We took a quick look around both ends of the breezeway to see if it blew up against the building, but it's gone. I don't think anyone will wash and reuse it because it's kinda chewed up.
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