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Old 03-03-2012, 01:53 AM   #15
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Nice to hear you are safe. Those poor trees uprooted are fire wood. Looks like you won't run out for a while. See the old Gravely didnt move.Looks like its holdin up whats left of the shed.
What a mess. That will keep ya busy fer a minute.
Glad you are ok.

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #16
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The shed had both my generators in it. With the help of a neighbor we got them out and I got power back. I am going to work on water today. The Gravely started right up. My dirt bikes were in the same shed and by big chain saw. I got the saw out, one dirt bike and two honda 70's are still in the rubble :-).


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Old 03-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #17
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Thank God ya made it through the storm with out getting hurt. Ya know, there are 2 things I don't want to have to replace: wife or Bambi....
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:37 AM   #18

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Sad to hear the news, glad there were no injuries. Prayers sent.

Sure is sad seeing all the folks who've lost everything.

The storms blowing thru here today, no twisters just a steady 70mph wind coming off Lake Erie. We're 35yds from the water and behind a seawall so we don't expect any water damage, but the wind is the big worry. Stuff secured as well as possible, we be 'kinda used to it.

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #19
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Prayers for those that were in harms way and to the folk who have been affected. I'm sure others would be out here to give us an update of their status, if possible.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #20
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God bless, glad you are ok.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #21
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Glad you guys made it through


Glad you guys made it through the storm safely. My parents rode out the 1979 tornado in Wichita Falls in a closet with my younger sister and the dog. The house was totally destroyed, but they remained safe. We all learned that stuff can be replaced.... Speaks highly of aerodynamics that the AS stayed upright and in one place....

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #22
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Good set of pics. Real sorry about trees as they take so long to re-grow. Hope the insurance takes care of the rest.

Real cool old Gravely. Takes me back to public elementary school in Dallas (pre air conditioning) and watching Mr. Bush, the custodian, ride the same machine on a two-wheeler attached dolly, mowing the school grounds. That, or the radial-engine airliners inbound to Love Field -- and the sound of the window fans -- sure made some sleepy afternoons in late summer or late spring.

Nothing quite like that green sky when one is inbound, huh?

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #23
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I am so sorry. Glad you're all okay.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the well wishes. Today we were lucky enough to have lots of help. Friends showed up ready to work. We got the tree off the house and two trees de-limbed. The back yard is a war zone. We spent time taking my shed apart and removing two Honda 70's and a dirt bike and a bunch of other stuff. We got alot done.

Just a few minutes ago, I started up the security camera server and watched the event. It too mere seconds for the damage to occur. I even got to see the awning torn off my Airstream. An SOB trailer would have been rubble. I saw the trees one moment and none the next. The skyline changed in seconds. It was emotional to watch my yard being destroyed. The event occured at 9:59 AM on 03/03/12.

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #25
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There are some videos of the event at the same place.

Index of /030212-Tornado-Damage

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #26
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Wow. Its amazing what happens in just seconds. Glad you are safe.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #27
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I'm glad that you were not hurt. I know how difficult it can be to look at the damage and think about the cleanup. We are down here on the Gulf Coast and have to deal with hurricanes. Even when we don't get a direct hit, there's always cleanup to do. But, at least we have ample warning and can get things tied down before anything hits.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #28
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oh my... glad you are safe... prayers and well wishes sent your way. It's hard to believe how fast it all happens. So happy to hear you have help.


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