This November has been an exceptionally beautiful one from the standpoint of the weather and we were closely watching forecasts for the weekend since we had planned the Great Train Robbery, an outdoor mystery dinner event. Plans were set with music, food and an interactive mystery experience with a full house as well as additional tickets sold. It was Thursday night and we were sitting in the house when, suddenly, the wind came up pretty fiercely.
We’ve had wind storms here at the Featherbed and we followed procedure to notify our guests to park away from the trees since there is always the chance that a tree limb can cause damage to their vehicles. But the wind got stronger and stronger to the point that it became distressing. Then the power went out around 6:30 or so. Phooey. This was getting serious. At that point Tony moved the ’61 Corvair Lakewood from it’s parking spot by the park to a safer spot in front of the house where no trees were.
We have guests who were in town to get married and were in the process of moving but they were not back from their day’s adventure just yet. And the wind was getting stronger. And noisier.
A few weeks back our main tree guy, Dennis Dickey, had climbed all over the trees and had done a bit of trimming. With winter approaching this is normal maintenance that we do around here. Unfortunately, our swing tree was deemed to be in need of a heavy trim and the swing had come down, along with several big branches from that tree. Otherwise Dennis had given the trees an a-ok for health. We had planned to look for a new place for the swing.
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