Good Saturday afternoon....
Yesterday was supposed to be haircut day, blood draw, post office for package, pharmacy for prescription. BUT, since there was no power since 5:30 pm Thursday until 5:00 pm yesterday, Friday, I stayed home and kept the generator running to keep the fridge and freezer working and my coffee pot!
Here is the Smilebox of the photos from the storm and the tree down. When the storm started there was lots of thunder, shook the house! And lightening, but I never got a picture of it. Dang. Then the winds were wild and the rain came down like crazy. In 25 minutes we got 2" of rain! Suddenly my big oak tree in front of the house blew over. Shock! Fortunately it didn't hit anything. Then the power went out, caused by many trees down on the road hitting the wires.
Tree people were out Thursday night and Friday working on the downed trees and trimming others away from the wires. The power company was working on the power poles. Mike Hannan came over and started working on the downed tree. Finally the power guys, Mike (another Mike!) and Gary were here and getting the wires back up and power came on at 5pm. YEAH!!!!
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Quick! - Check the pantry and the fridge and grab whatever you've got on hand, 'cause you're going to need it to make a throw-together Garbage Pasta Salad that's potluck-worthy! This is one easy pasta salad that won't ever make it to the garbage.
Special birthday today.... John Wayne. A hero to so many. His birth name was Morrison and my family is distantly related on the Scottish side of my family. My sister's name was Marion! He was a hero to Jerry's family too, as his mother named him John Wayne Maxwell, but his father said that wouldn't work, so they changed his name to Jerry Wayne Maxwell!!
Historically this date...
1783 – A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.
1868 – The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
1983 – A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
1998 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
2004 – The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
And births this date include....
1912 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (d. 1980)
... another Hollywood Republican! Apparently that pissed off Lady Bird Johnson because she loved Gunsmoke!
1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo