Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Bunny Year

Finally it hit.

One week after we came back from sunny Thailand (I have yet to post pix and stories.), the Washington areas finally got hit with the first snow storm. We had been lucky but that wasn't the case last Wednesday.

I don't know how much snow we had, but it was very wet and heavy. And it cause a heck of a traffic jam throughout the DC Metro areas. Fortunately I got home before it hit but it took Carl four hours to drive 15 miles home from work Wednesday night.

Then Thursday morning we woke up to this across the street:

Two huge pine trees had fallen across the driveway of our neighbor's house right across from us. Two other are leaning precariously toward the transformer. We decided the neighbors needed help and opted to telework. I sent in my work from home. Fortunately we did not lose power. The trees did not hit the power lines.

As soon as daybreak Carl set out to work.

The first attempt had the chainsaw stuck in the tree trunk and broke the chain.
Break commercials.

After a failed trip to the Home Depot and Lowe's in search of a replacement chain we finally found a Stihl dealer and got a new chain and blade.

Back to work.

Finally! And I caught it on camera too!

There's my man!

The neighbors could get out now. And Dominion Power promised to take care of these two guys who are leaning precariously over the transformer pole.

Let's hope they get there befor the next storm hits, which is supposed to be Tuesday.

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