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Just what we need right before Christmas . . .

It is about 3 am here. Why am I blogging? Well, I was sleeping until I half sleeping watched the power surge twice and then heard a loud boom. What was that? My back door (which was closed good and tight – Bill was the last one in the house today) was blown off.

This second picture is the door brought into the house. It took Bill and me to even open the back door. That’s how much pressure there was outside. I just checked the weather and I guess we are under a wind advisory. We can expect gusts between 45 mph – 57 mph.

Here are few branches that I found outside too. I’m not sure if you can tell, but they are pretty big:

Also, since it has been so warm today, I have standing water all over my yard too:

Those leaves were all picked up. All of the garbage cans were blown over and the contents are now all over my yard. Most of the stuff in the yard has already been put away for winter thank goodness. Bill doesn’t have any sort of tool storage out there we have to worry about either. The patio set is already in the garage. Otherwise that would have been thrown all over the place.

I haven’t decided if we need to call the insurance.  I have no idea how much that back door is going to cost to replace.  However, we now have a gap between the back door that still remains and the floor, so we have to do something and do that something semi quick.

3 thoughts on “Just what we need right before Christmas . . .”

  1. Man, it went from 50 some degrees at 3 am to 18 at 9 am. And its snowing (not bad though). Except for the wind gusts, there shouldn't be too much of a problem flying in.

  2. The wind was waking me up too… hope it’s not supposed to last too long… my dad is supposed to fly in to Chicago, and then from Chicago to South Bend this afternoon. It would suck if they were stuck somewhere else for Christmas!

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts

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