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Blog entry by Rustic posted 1006 days ago 2439 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, Monday at about 10:30 we had a massive storm roll through. We had straight line winds clocked at about 90 mph. knocked a lot of trees down in the area. Had been without power for a day and a half. No damage to my home. A lot of the homes in my park were not so lucky. I was able to get a few pieces of cottonwood. One ways easily 600 lbs and the other was a couple hundred. I am going to make an outside table and a plant stand out of them. will post pics when I get them done.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 1006 days ago

Glad that you made it through OK.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 1006 days ago

Glad your house came out alright, too.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 1006 days ago

Happy to hear you survived unscathed. When the wind blows like that, it really give you a helpless feeling. Looking forward to the pix.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 1006 days ago

Frightening when that happens still you were unharmed that’s the main thing. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1006 days ago

Hi Rick, I take it the buy with the end loader cam through for you. There was no way we could have rolled that big log to your back yard!! That will keep you out of trouble for a while.
I went to HA Irish’s lot today- what a big pile of logs they have. some are 36” x 10 ft long. they mostly spllit them and then cut the split to length for firewood. What a waste!! I have an alert there for femael box elder. They said that is the one that has the red wood in it….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#6 posted 1006 days ago

Thanks guys.

Jim—have Tim give me a shout need his chainsaw.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 1003 days ago

Rick, So glad you didn’t have any damage. And also glad that you were able to get some wood, what a way to procure some lumber! Cant wait for the photos. That same storm gave me some ornimental Pear.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 1003 days ago

Grumble, grumble. My mom had a tree service remove an 8-10” ornimental Pear from her yard and did not tell me untill after the fact. They had cut all the wood to firewood lenght and removed it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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