Sunday, May 25, 2014

We had a lot of excitement out here on Lanam Ridge Road today!  Day Two of the Memorial Day Weekend Open House and Exhibition started with a large, oak tree out front collapsing at 8:00 a.m. into the road bringing down power and phone lines and totally blocking the road and my neighbor's driveway.  His wife had just left for church a minute before the tree fell!  I am so thankful no one was hurt and that the tree fell away from my house.  The day was clear and calm - no reason for the tree to fall except that it was it's time.

County workers didn't get the road open for another four hours and the power was restored around 3:30 p.m.  The phones lines probably won't be fixed for awhile since AT&T isn't too interested in maintaining landlines.  But one of the guys said they would probably fix this cable because it was affecting so many people.  My cell phone only gets 0-1 bars out here so it is useless.  

But I am here and ready for Day Three of the Open House and Exhibition tomorrow on Monday!

Tree across Lanam Ridge Road.
View from my front yard.
REMC arrives on the scene to assess what needs to be done.
Shredded phone cable.

REMC working on restoring the power lines.

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