|Assessing the damage the next morning, 10/30/2014|
Can you remember where you were 3 years ago tonight? Right about now, if you were fortunate to be inside and not marooned in a grocery store for the night or crawling down the highway, most locals were listening to the snapping and cracking of trees in the night. The breaking sound was explosive, followed quickly by the sound of branches and trees crashing to the ground. I remember staying up all night in the darkness (the power was gone by early evening) wondering when the next tree would come down on the house. And eventually that's exactly what I heard. We were without power for five days, and trapped in our house on the hill - trees entwined with electric line fell across our driveway, making it impossible to drive out. And the temperature kept dropping each day. Anyone living in the valley vividly remembers exactly what they were doing and where they were that week. What's your story?