Tuesday, December 19, 2006


You may have been wondering where I have been hiding lately. Well, we had one doozy of a windstorm last Thursday night and lost power about 1:00 am when a huge gust came through. About that time SeaTac airport recorded a gust of 70 mph (a record). It knocked Bob's pride-and-joy gas BBQ grill on it's top (weighing over 200 lbs).

This was the worst windstorm we have had since 1993 with about a million households without power. We were without power for 48 hours and STILL are without cable internet so I have been offline for almost a week. I have been working 10-12 hour days and so haven't had time to post from work either. But I'm taking a breather here at my desk and decided "what the hell, I'm going to blog".

Thousands of people are still without power so I shouldn't complain. You should see the roads around here with massive 100 ft. trees fallen across the roads, homes and cars. Looks like a war zone. I have had to alter my route to work because a large section of Northup Way is still closed with several large trees overhanging the roadway in a two block section.

I'll try to post some pictures later.


sybil said...

omg! I am glad you guys are all right!

Hope you get power soon.

CindyS said...

Holy Cow!! I have been hearing about weird weather everywhere and yet up here in Southern Ontario it's as mild as spring and completely freaking me out!!

Now that it's the weekend before Christmas are you getting some time off?

Hope you guys didn't lose power again (I don't do well without power)!


Tara Marie said...

Hope all is well now.

Have a great Christmas.

CindyS said...

Hey Renee, did you fall asleep on your vacation after all that work? Hope all is well!

Happy New Year!


ReneeW said...

Sybil: Yeah, we were very lucky. We know someone who had a large tree come through their kitchen and living room.

Cindy: We have power but it took a week to get cable internet back online. Sorry, I've been gone so long. I'll post soon.

Tara: Thanks Tara, same to you!

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