Monday, September 26, 2011

The Great Stormy Oakland County Power Outage of 2011

A few weeks back, a massive storm tore through the area and left thousands of people without power. Trees were everywhere, lines were down across many cities and my neighborhood was a mess.

Across the street from me. The tree was long enough to scrape the gutter when it fell but otherwise, the house was fine.

Hey neighbor, want a tree?

Telephone pole and electrical wires down.

The space between these two houses was once filled with tall, beautiful trees. They were cut down years ago and I was always upset about that... until now, because that would have caused some serious damage.

They probably didn't need that garage anyway.

A new view of the sky that's not blocked with as many trees.

I applaud them for trying, I guess.

I went about 48 hours without power. Break out the cat candles!


  1. Hell, the damage by you was worse than ours! Liam was on the news and it was really cute, but they took the video off the channel 7 site :(

  2. @She is Sara

    I wonder if I can talk to my neighbor who works at channel 7 to see if he can find the video. Do you remember any specifics of what they were talking about in the clip?