Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rain Fall

Yeehaw, the first month of 2017 has been wet, wild, and crazy here on the Central Coast of California.

Sunday, January 8th, 7:08 pm ~


Although we welcome every single drop of rain, the severely drought-stressed trees are having a hard time staying upright during the stormy weather.

Thursday, January 5, neighbor Jim's tree ~

Sunday, January 8th, neighbor Deanne's tree blocking Leah's driveway ~

Wednesday, January 11th, our tree, our driveway ~

The worst of the storms occurred last weekend. Mattie and I listened to the wind howl and blow against the house through the night into the wee hours of Sunday morning. I finally fell asleep at 4:30 am when the electricity went off. We received just an inch or so of rain but the winds were damaging.

Everyone - aka The Whole Neighborhood - were without power or passage on our dead end street.
(The Man being The Man fired up his ex-military diesel generator and kept the lights and power on at our house.)

But wait, there's more, we found out the power pole had been brought down when a couple of trees fell onto the wires. The trees were now blocking ingress and access to the pole. It was going to be a quiet Sunday for our neighborhood.

By the end of the day progress had been made to clear the road so work could start on the power and cable lines.

We also lost more trees during this powerful storm but luckily no structures were damaged and cleaning up will be a work in progress.

 We've had a few days of sunny weather and have appreciated the time to dry out.

More rain is expected this week.