Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
They had some of the most unusual gourds and mini pumpkins, too.
And finally, the Indian corn and corn for the birds and squirrels.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Many of the homes have been beautifully restored. Some of the streets are still the original brick pavement. Many large trees, lovely landscaping, and squirrels abound.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Our neighbor's tall, skinny pine tree was snapped off about 4 feet or so from the ground and fell into the road. When it fell it caught the main electric line running to a neighbor's house and practically tore it off the house. It was still attached to the meter on the house blocking the road. Neighbor's put up the yellow caution tape to block the road to traffic, but that line stayed down for three days until a private electrician finally came out and got it off the house and repaired the damage. But that line still layed curled up by the pole until Saturday when the power company finally repaired the line and turned on the power to the neighborhood.
Poor Susan, the pine tree neighbor, also lost a huge limb off her lovely old maple tree in her back yard. It missed the house, thank goodness, but destroyed the kids play station/swings. That tree will have to be taken out, too.
Our neighborhood was lucky. Many homes were severaly damaged by large trees falling on top of them. We had a man in from a local tree service in to inspect our sycamore. He showed us a picture of a tree they were working on Saturday that fell onto the center of a house and literally chopped the house in half! Below is the aftermath from a huge, huge tree that blocked Blue Avenue in town -- it fell across the road and took down electric and telephone poles with it. It took 3 days to get that mess cleaned up and utilities repaired and back on. Luckily for the home owner, some industrious men offered to clean up the tree in exchange for the firewood!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Cable is back on (not sure if they have power or are on generator), so I do have internet service again. We're running on generator mornings and evenings, so I was finally able to get on line this morning to check Ebay and do a little bit of maintenance. I haven't been able to do any listing since the end of last week -- thank goodness for Store sales!
No later than Sunday midnight is the projection for power. There are still 4654 customers in Muskingum County without power, 19,075 in Licking County just down the road from us. 34,000 homes in SE Ohio are still without power; 38,000 have had power restored.
To quote the power company: "It brought down entire trees, poles, and wires and it's requiring us to rebuild entire sections of our system. There really isn't anything you could do as a utility to prevent that (70+ mph wind gusts).
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I didn't even see a power truck until Tuesday -- word is that half of Ohio's electric trucks had been sent south to Texas, then they had to be turned around to head back to Ohio. There are crews in from other Ohio counties, Kentucky, Ontario and Quebec.
American Electric Power estimates power should be restored by the weekend at the latest. There are still about 8,000 customers in Muskingum County with no power!
Thank goodness for our generator -- so the freezer and refrigerator are okay, and we ran a line up to our neighbor's to keep his freezer going. We have city water and a gas water heater and stove, so we're coping well.
It's just having to make daily trips to the library to check Ebay and Amazon for sales!
If interested, go to www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com for more info.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
He won't walk back to the cage area with the groomer, he sets his feet and you have to drag him to get him to move. No one drags my boy . . . so I have to take him back to the cage area, then we both have to push his butt into the cage. I exit fast, because he looks so sad and forlorn in that cage!
Here's his before shot, really shaggy with a good doggy funk going on:
And now after, all clean and sweet smelling, foofy as we call it. . .