For those of you who don't know what a Derecho is - it is basically a wind storm usually coming out of a thunderstorm but it is not a tornado. These are straight line winds that can top 100 miles an hour - basically hurricane force winds but there is little or no changing direction with them. We had one back in 2008 - Check Here for Pictures - we thankfully didn't take any damage but our power was out for 4 days. This time the power was out about 12 hours but our cell service was out - apparently a tower out in Iowa went down and it was a domino effect that took out the towers for that provider. We don't seem to realize how dependent we've become on Electricity and communications and when things don't work we are totally lost.
The parts of the tree the wind took down
|This branch of the tree embedded itself in the ground, narrowly missing the siding and the basement window. |
It was quiet and cooler today - but the heat will be back tomorrow. Will be working of a couple of quilts that I want to get completed. Was working on the last borders of one when the storm hit yesterday.
|One more set of National Day Quilt blocks|
National Kitten Day July 10
National Paper Bag Day July 12
National Lollipop Day July 20
National Pennsylvania Day - July 20
I was born and spent my first 17 years in Pennsylvania so I just had to include that day in my quilt. I also added the little tiny town where I lived then.