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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Storm & The Flu

The flu hit my daughter and me on Friday, just about the same time and with the same vengeance that the wind storm hit. We moved to a safer part of the house away from the locust trees that would fall on the house if they came down.

We survived the storm with minor damage. We lost a beautiful Norway Spruce that the former owner, John Swart, planted some 50-60 years ago. The spruce took out our picnic table and just missed the cement mixer I purchased a few months ago. A locust also fell, but it was too far away to hit the house.

We lost power twice, once for fifteen minutes and once for an hour and a half. We have a propane fireplace that doesn't need electricity to run so we were able to keep warm.

Meanwhile the flu was doing more damage than the storm. My daughter got it worse than I did, and we had to take her to the hospital. Thankfully, my wife did not get it. I had a flu shot a couple of months ago, so I don't understand how I got the flu. Yesterday was the worst day for me. I couldn't even drag myself to the computer to post to this blog.

I hope everyone who reads this blog survived the storm and have your power back.


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