Blow Me Down…Superwind Hits our Little Town


Alternate titles for this blog entry were “Got Wood” and “Sure you’ve been blown at home, but ever had your home blown?”

The were three things I noticed when Saturday nights Superwind  finally subsided and I hesitantly opened the curtains to survey the damage. The first thing I noticed was the power was still out. The second thing I noticed was the grill dumped over on its side. The third thing I noticed was my neighbor’s house.

That shocked me because it used to be not visible from our porch.

Their house is normally blocked by a row of trees that used to be our wind block.

The news stated that there were microbursts that exceeded 100 mph. Microbursts my ass. Krista and I were in the cabin pretty much awake all night long and the wind never let up. Throughout the night we heard several loud cracks and felt the ground thud so many times I stopped counting.

  We were awake when the tree next to the house was uprooted and fell onto the house. It hit right where we sleep and we could hear the branches banging on the roof all night long. That was unsettling to say the least.

 This bad ass wind storm wasn’t micro anything.

Here’s another shot of that tree leaning on the cabin.

The same tree from the back of the cabin.

Here it is after we removed top 2/3rd as it was dangerous just hanging there. The double tree in the picture below and the tree to the right of it both struck the cabin when they were uprooted.

To add insult to injury we recently switched satellite providers. Below is what’s left of our new dish. Notice the old-fashioned TV antenna in the background is untouched and standing proudly.

Sad to say I didn’t get to see the Broncos win at KC on Sunday. No worries I’ll be at Mile High on Thursday vs the Jets.

On the plus side I’d say I picked a great spot to put my shed. Trees down all around it and it escaped unscathed. Look at the size of the tree that uprooted behind it.

 Another shot of the wind break trees that hit the house. Notice the previous satellite providers dish is unharmed…WTF??

Back of the house.

Not all the trees were uprooted. The tree that took out the satellite dish snapped at the base as did the biggest tree on the property.

 This tree was huge and it sucks that it’s gone.

RIP buddy

We lost thirteen trees. None of us were hurt and the kids were actually away for the weekend.

I’m “D” The Ranter…Still living on the mountain top but I’m no King of the Mountain.  This little incident shows us in reality we’re all Mother Natures bitch…“D”


  1. Ken

    D – Glad to hear that you were okay. I like the first alternative title. I was laughing out loud reading your comments about the trees, I hope that you’re not offended by that. Sucks that you lost all of those trees and your satellite dish. You probably didn’t have power none the less.

    Peas Out Farm Trout
    – Ken


    KEN-The power came back on around 10 am that morning. The guy will be out to fix the dish today. Other than looking like a war zone we’re back to normal here…D

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