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More Repairs

8 Nov

There’s still a lot of work to do here to clean up and fix things after the derecho.  The last week or two has finally seen some progress.

Odie and Maybeline

The contractors came and fixed the outbuilding roofs–the north shed, the garage, and the barn all got repaired. That is a relief going into winter.

The metal strip was put back and the sealed the rest of it.

One day last week I came home from work and couldn’t find Tiger, Chiffon and Venus.  I finally found them frolicking in the corn field because the huge limb that was broken from the oak finally fell in our strong winds and crushed the fence.

“We had fun!”  Tiger

My dad came out and helped me clear it away from the fence so I could hobble it back together.  It still needs work, but it’s good for now.

Xerxes is up there now.

Yesterday morning, while the weather was still unseasonably warm, my dad came out to help clear more trees.  I might have to start using a chain saw myself.  Nope. That is not a good idea.

We just got it off the fence.

I have someone else coming (maybe this coming week) to cut them up and remove them.

But I had space to get to the fence and fix it.

I was actually pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t worse than it was.  I have it pulled back up, and after I made a trip to town for T-posts, I think I have it done now.

It’s slow, but I am making progress.