Thursday, February 12, 2009

...and the chimney, she went a'flying.

We had a hellacious windstorm last night. Worse, I think, than the storm we had in September because of Ike. That was one steady strong wind...sure, it took down a tree and I was without power for almost exactly a week, but a lot of things stayed up!

This time it was GUST......nothing....GUST GUST GUST GUST.....nothing.....GUST GUST GUST.....nothing and so on. I was finally drifting off to sleep as the house shook (I kid you not), and all of a sudden I hear CRAAAAAACCCCCCCK and then clonk clonk clonk clonk. Didn't take me long to figure out I was listening to the sounds of bricks rolling/sliding down my slate roof.

When I surveyed the damage this morning I found that about half the chimney appears to have crumbled down. The cap was about 50 feet away from the house and was embedded into the ground by a good 8-9 inches. Glad no one was standing in front of it--that sucker flew!


Christopher Busta-Peck said...

Ack! How's the roof?

Gene said...

Scare! Glad no one was hurt.

Clean & Bright Soaps and Candles said...

Goodness! Was it a working chimney? Are you able to let it go for a bit or do you need to repair/replace it right away?
Glad that's all that happened, and nobody (2-legged or 4) were hurt

kingstreetfarm said...

Oh NO! Hopefully it's covered under your insurance, and hopefully your roof is OK! Very glad to hear that no one was hurt though.