Thursday, March 9, 2017

Disaster Update

This is a TDB Special Report. I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Yesterday we had some high winds that did a lot of damage all over the Western NY area. Trees and power lines were knocked down and many communities are without power. We were lucky to have power this morning. 

Our next door neighbor started working on cutting up that big tree that fell down and almost hit his house. Ghostwriter and Dad went out to have a talk with him to see if he needed any help, and decide what to do about the damage to our fence. When the tree roots pulled out of the ground, it left a gap between the ground and the bottom of the fence which was big enough for me to crawl under. I had to be hooked up to a long tie-out leash this morning. 

I wasn't too happy about that! But they figured out a temporary solution by simply putting a couple logs in that spot.

I did a thorough inspection of these logs. I discovered they were oozing pine sap, which I got all over my ear, and now I smell like a Christmas tree!

But at least I can go out into my back yard without a leash again. Just when we thought everything was going to be OK, our power suddenly went out. That was about 1pm.

Oh no!

Fortunately, Dad got the growling dragon noisy machine power generator monster thing going just as it was getting dark! 

We have no idea when RG&E will restore power to our neighborhood. Hopefully tomorrow morning. We'll keep you posted. This has been a TDB Special Report. Thanks for watching. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.


  1. OMD CHESTER... we are Glad that you are all SAFE... butt sooooo sorry about your Fence.... and the LOSS of POWERS... Ours was only out fur 5 hours yesterday... so MAYBE yours will come back Quickly. We will keep our paws crossed.
    PeeS... it is NOW Snowing here... so maybe You will get some of it. You could have it ALL if you Want.

  2. Thanks for the warning, guys! We checked the weather map and see a big mess of snow headed our way from PA. Hope we get power back before that hits! Stay warm!

  3. "Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Beautiful Your Branches". Sorry, couldn't resist. We are lucky, since I have lived with Mom and Dad the power has not been out but Dad has some lanterns and lots of flashlights, just in case. I'm glad the damage wasn't worse than it was. scary wind!

    Abby Lab

  4. We had a very strong windy day but no damage reports near us. Glad your dad is super handy to manage that kind of monster machine. Paws up!!

    Momo & Pinot xoxo

  5. Since you have that smell of Christmas, Mom and Dad need to get you some pressies. That storm did a lot of damage. Hope the power is restored soon.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  6. Crikey ..... that's a long time without power. Lucky your Dad's got one of those growling dragon noisy machines, aye?? They hooked you up to a tie out leash?????? I sure hope you barked at 'em big time. How dare they???

  7. Wow, now you have firewood once it's seasoned.

  8. Oh MAN! I just read your last bloggie postie, and I sure am glads you all are okays!!! That is some nasty wind! We gets some of that sometimes, butts not often Thank Dog! I likes your Pops solution...that should keep til you gets all the sap all overs your furs and they have to use coconut oil to gets it out...waits, that sounds yummy! PL will loves the way that smells! BOL
    Stay safe, and I hopes your powers are back on soon!!
    Ruby ♥

  9. We had a windy day but nothing to compare to your, Chester! A sticky ear is not so nice.

  10. OMD, that looks VERY dangerous Chester….are you okay????? Are you sure????? I'm worried about you my darling
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  11. Wow Chester we can't believe that your power just went out yesterday afternoon! Our mom had to go get a new battery for our "growling dragon noisy machine power generator monster thing" to work and it did a great job for a few hours and then our power came back on. It's supposed to get real cold in the next few days so we hope your power comes back soon. Our grandma lives in Irondequoit and she doesn't think they will get power back for about a week!

  12. Thanks for your concern, everyone. We kept warm last night with the generator running. It runs for 13 hours on a tank of gas. We turned it off this morning so dad could check it over and refill the tank. Still no word on when the power will be restored here, but we're sure we'll be all right. Will keep you posted!

  13. Ooh, now that was a bit of a disaster. Glad everybody is okay though and that you can keep nice and warm. Just in case though, do you have enough blankets?

    Mara from Norway

  14. Chester we have heard and seen this on the news. Good grief what a powerful scary event.
    I hope and purr it doesn't turn too cold since you don't have power.
    Smelling like Christmas?! Maybe you will get a pressie or a huge bone.
    Hugs and purrs that all returns to normal soon
    Madi your bfff

  15. we are glad you have a generator to help you stay warm. The winds have been blowing here too.
    We lost power a few weeks ago but luckily it was only about an hour.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  16. Whew...thank goodess for that loud growly generator!! We hope you all are safe and sound!
    Dory Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  17. Wow, glad it was just a part of the fence that was damaged by the big tree and not anyone's house. Be safe. Hope your electric is back on soon.

  18. Generators are such a blessing to have when you need them. We have one too, its hooked up to the gas and comes on 30 seconds after the power is off...we did not need it this storm:) But once it ran for several days. It powers most all the house, except the AC in the summer.

    We had a tree fall on our fence a few years ago...but I did not have to be ted up, it was the top of the fence. Ond another time part of our fence melted from a big fire that burned the neighbor's shed...too close to our fence it was, and it also destroyed all kinds of trees because the wind was up that day and sent sparks which ignited the dry timbers...always something.

    Glad your Daddy found a way to help it keep you inside for now...