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Sunday, December 4, 2011

lot of nor'easter

Howdy all, well I guess you all would like to know just what the heck going on with this old cowboy. Last Thursday morning about 8:00 am I was trying to get a post ready to post when I heard and a loud crash and my wife screaming “oh my god”. I got up and head to the front room on my way to my wife who was in the kitchen. My way was block by the celling sheetrock, I did know if a tree or something had fell on our house or what. Using my cane I broke thru the sheetrock to find that just the celling had fallen. I had to break thru the sheetrock to get to my wife. I found she was unhurt and that the front door was blocked with the celling. At this point I called 911 for the fire department to come to our aid.

In what seemed like an hour but was only about three minutes the firemen were there. They remove our celling and the fallen insulation and inspected the roof. We were all standing in the front room, a little puzzled, my wife and I and six firemen and one peace officer, I asked the firemen was there a tree on the house or just what cause the celling to come down. He reported that there was no tree on the house; all that has happen is your celling fell. I then ask if it was safe for us to stay in our home or would we have to find a place to stay till I could get the celling put back up. The firemen said that there is nothing wrong with the roof and he did not see any reason that we would have to leave “everything is ok you will just have to get someone to put your celling back up.
the fireman who said the roof is fine not more then five minutes earlier 

 No sooner had he said that, that the roof went flying and we all stood there looking up at blue sky. The young peace officer went out the front door faster than the roof left, the fire captain said “everybody out”. Now this did not to seem to be the right thing to do as the roof was gone and the walls were blocking the wind. It was reported that the microburst winds was 102 mph. that is faster when my horse however I believe that my hat is just as fast as it went with the roof.

my hat on it's way back by my son-in-law
We evacuated to my sons house a mile away, I had to go back to the house to get mine and my wife’s medications. In the driving time a tree was blown down across the street from my house blocking the road.  After getting the things we needed I went to my insurance agent and told him that my roof had been blown off, he gave me a phone number of the contractor they use and for me to call and he would fix my roof. I call the contractor and he said that he would come and take a look at it and make some arrangements to get it fix as soon as possible. Well I met with the contractor about 5:00 pm and he said he was a roofing contractor and he could not roof a roof that does not exist. He called the insurance agent and told him to get a building contractor to come and put a roof on the house first. Lol

Well they have put us up in a motel and we have had a lot of running to do. This is the first of a series of posts on the wind damage and all the funny thing that have happen from the start of this month. I would like to say thank you to the folks that have bought my Christmas story.

For now thank you all for your prayers and coming by god bless


Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Oh, Roy, just so glad to know that your wife and you are okay and that help is on the way. You all went through an extraordinary storm, and survived!
I am praying your roof will be replaced asap. Before Christmas would be ideal. Praying for that and knowing that the Lord does all in His own time.
Love and blessings and prayers!

Jan said...

Wow, what an experience. I am glad that you are both okay and you seemed to have maintained your wonderful sense of humor. Prayers to you both..<3<3<3

Anonymous said...

What an experience.. am just glad that you and your wife are safe. Whew!

Anna L. Walls said...

Oh my - I'm SO glad you guys weren't hurt. Funny that everyone was talking about how it would be ok to stay and then poof the roof is gone.

JANU said...

Glad you guys are ok, glad you got your hat back, glad they are putting up the roof...glad to read your post and make light of things when they are not.

Ermodi said...

Wow - glad you two are ok!!! I can't even imagine my roof just flying off like that!!!!

Jessica M said...

I am so glad everyone is alright and safe. That must have been quite the experience! Hope you get it repaired soon. ~blessings

Alpana Jaiswal said...

That was some experience you have had..but as long as you both are safe,nothing else matters..I do hope that everything is repaired as soon as possible,and your life gets back to being normal..take care.

Andy said...

Hello Roy.
WoW! What an experience! The main thing is that you & Mrs Durham are both ok. You seem to have everything under control. I just hope it's all repaired before the bad weather sets in.
Take care, my friend!

sulekkha said...

Roy, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. You have proved it with your post. Glad you both are fine, god bless.

Anna said...

Roy, I am still keeping you in my prayers...your wife too :) What an amazing experience to come out of uninjured. Simply incredible!

Leah Griffith said...

Wow Roy!!! That is unbelievable! I'm so glad that you and your wife are safe. You've got an amazing attitude about the whole thing...which doesn't surprise me a bit because you are one of the most positive people that I know.
I'm sending roof prayers and Christmas wishes to you and your wife. I'll be checking in on you.

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