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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When the storm blew through

A few blogs ago I mentioned our annual yard party and the disaster it became. Well, here is the evidence:

The day before, in 97 degree weather, Len and son-in-law Steve erected a large tarp in the side yard under which would sit the picnic tables, people in their own lawn chairs and food line. Many years ago Len found the frame to this old wagon abandoned in a woods. He got it home, build the deck and we have used it as a serving table since. Len build the picnic tables. We kept three and gave one to our daughter in Maryland.

The tarp they hung is very heavy and quite large. Terri and Steve used it last year when they married as their reception shelter. At the yard party, when the winds whipped through, the poles holding up the tarp tumbled and the tarp collapsed on our guests.

Dark clouds rolling in.

The band stage immediately before.

The band stage immediately after.

A close-up of the damage.

Fortunately on one was hurt and no permanent damage done to equipment.
Leonard is back from visiting his Mother in Louisiana. Life back to our current normal. Awaiting word for final parts to arrive at dealer.


Margie M. said...

That storm sure had it's way with you guys! Sorry your beautiful day was messed up.

Glad Len made it back to NJ safely.

Rick and Paulette said...

Wow! Looks like quite the storm. Glad to hear nobody was hurt though!

Happytrails said...

Wow! That was one terrible storm. I am glad nobody was hurt.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)