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Old 10-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Sandy, You B$#%&#!

I hope everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy made it through unscathed. I did not, or I should say that my travel trailer did not survive unscathed. But it could have so much worse.
A heavy branch on my neighbor's pear tree split from the trunk and made a landing on the roof of the TT. I am happy to report that the damage is minor. With the help of my neighbor and my trusty chain saw, I was able to get the branch off the roof without causing additional damage. Upon inspection, I found two tears in the rubber, the biggest one about the size of the business end of a spoon. I was able to dry the area around the tears sufficiently to apply some silicone caulking as a temporary stopgap measure until I can get a supply of eternabond shipped to my door.
We are really counting our blessings today in light of the terrible losses many have suffered as a result of this storm. I can't remember when I've been so happy to clean up a mess like this one, realizing how fortunate I am to have not incurred greater damage. I feel as though I dodged a big bullet. Now, if I can just convince my neighbor to that pear tree down before the next storm hits.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Sorry about your Mini, but glad it was not worse.

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Hope you have power at least. PPL says not sure, but could be a week for us. I really need to install 12v lights in my house and some 6v batteries... or move into the trailer!
I get full hookups at campgrounds and boondock in my house. I may have something backwards here.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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be happy it was your trailer and not your house. i imagine getting a check for the trailer repair will be a lot faster to get than getting a check and a contractor to repair your house.
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