Saturday, December 17, 2011

November 30th Wind Storm

I was in the middle of writing my blog on November 30th, when the power went out in our house. Looking outside my window, I noticed the power was out on many other houses. I could hear the sound of the winds blowing outside and could see the trees swaying on the sidewalk. I figured it was just a regular wind storm and went to bed. Little did I know that the winds hit as high as 97mph and that the power was out for over two hundred thousand people. When I woke up in the morning to head out to work, I could see the damage done to our city:


Driving by the devestation throughout our city, I was called by one of my office staff. She basically told me that our new office construction was "blown down." I hastily told her I would be there as soon as I had things wrapped up at home. I drove to the construction site to find this:

I just stood there in silence trying absorb everything. All this damage would set me back some ... it would also delay our anticipated move from our "older office" to this "new office." The next few days would be quite difficult - the power remained out at my residence and area for 6 long nights, where temperatures indoors would hit as low as 38 degrees...