Monday, June 21, 2010

Writing After A Tornado

A tornado went through our yard Thursday night. It came out of nowhere. The weather guessers were saying it would just be a good strong rain storm in our area. It dropped 15 of our trees, took out 400 feet of six-foot stockade fence, damaged the pool liner, played havoc with shingles and gutters, but with the exception of a couple minor issues, completely left the house alone. It was very loud, but lasted only 12 seconds. All of that I can cope with. As a writer trying to concentrate, however, I am terminally fatigued by the four-day noise of chain saws, cranes, wood chippers, and stump diggers. Thanks for reading. Joan Sween


  1. I was wondering how you and Doug fared through that storm....we have several good friends in the Lincolnshire neighborhoods that sustained considerable damage and had seen from the maps KTTC posted that you were in the direct path.

    I am so sorry to hear you lost so many trees and had other damage...your homestead is one of the most delightful places in Rochester. I hope the recovery and repair process goes as well as it can.

  2. Thanks for the good wishes. Lotsa property damage, but nothing really bad happened to us. True, the cat has PTSD, but he was wierd before the tornado. Joan