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Big storms

2008-01-04 18:13:33.579655+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

One hell of a storm (3 systems coming through one after the other). Yeah, services (phone, electricity, etc) are out in Lagunitas, I'm up at the new place in Petaluma where I just retrieved a chimney cap as it came blowing by me from 2 houses up the street. I've torn out some of the "spruce it up to sell" landscaping to give better flow from the uphill side, and the sump pump is running full bore. Last night we were woken up by assorted appliances making interesting sounds and light shows as the power cycled in bizarre ways, we ran around unplugging a lot of stuff, but I'm anticipating there'll be some blown electronics.

It's going to be an interesting weekend in California, all of you here on the southern West Coast stay safe and as dry as you can, stay the hell away from trees (lots of falling limbs) and hillsides (ditto), and don't drive anywhere if you can help it.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-04 19:24:33.194674+00 by: petronius

Great. You haven't closed 24 hours yet and you discover the house is haunted by the ghost of Nikolai Tesla, and that the Indian tribes have placed a permanent weather curse on the entire neighborhood. Good thing the Vatican is recruiting more exorcists; you might need one. Courage.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-01-04 20:09:32.307857+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ahh, no, luckily it's the old house that's haunted by the ghost of Tesla (hadn't thought of it that way...), the new place just had a few inches of standing water in the crawl space and needed the hose for the sump pump draped out the garage door and a bit of the "spiff it up to sell it" landscaping ripped out so that the water could flow on the uphill side. Both of which went really nicely, and neither of which was as much of a pain as my neighbor two doors up is going to have: I was out in the rain and wind making sure that everything was as ship-shape as I could make it when his chimney cap blew by...

Charlene and a friend who's car fortuitously broke down in our driveway yesterday are holding down the fort at the old place, I'm up here at the new place working off of mooched wi-fi (I was going to go into the crawl space and re-route the DSL, but the mud is making that very unattractive...) while I watch the place and give the occasional hand to the floor refinishers. I've got power and everything here...