After Violent Storms Rip Through Bristow, There is Much Clean Up To Do
It's been a rough twenty-four hours. I was home alone last night while my husband was out with his friends. I had just successfully adopted out an abandoned kitty cat that had shown up on my door step on Tuesday evening. So safe, sound and happy inside, I decided to get some paperwork ready for my morning listing presentation. As I was putting the finishing touches on the paperwork, a HUMONGOUS gust of wind got my attention and I left my desk. As the wind wasn't letting up and appeared to be having the trees in the neighborhood kissing the lawns, well, I immediately thought we might be having a tornado. What did I do? I went outside to investigate and to bring in the outdoor cat. That was when the 75 mph gusts of wind took out the power to the neighborhood and I was in utter darkness. We (all the cats and I) weathered a short burst of severethunderstorms, but the lights didn't come back after a couple hours. So before I lost battery power in my tablet, I emailed my morning client and said we'd have to reschedule.
Woke up to an estimate of four days without power. UGH! I got ready for the day by taking my mobile devices to my office (where they had power) and plug them in for a charge. Then off for coffee to keep a headache at bay and ice to keep the items in the refrigerator and freezer good. Then off to photograph a new rental lsiting. Back to the office to put it in the MLS. Back out to show a home. And then out for dinner. Doesn't sound like a lot, but considering many people in the area I serve had no Internet or even cell phone access, the simplest tasks were mind boggling. By the time I was driving to Pei Wei for take out dinner, I got word from my husband that the power was back on. Woo-hoo! Next call was a downer. One of my listing lost part of a tree. The owner wants to take out the tree entirely, but being under contract, we must consult with the buyer first before making that big of a change. I know they'll agree when they see what the winds did to the tree last night.
Real estate is a tough job to work without electricity. I'm hoping to help out a buyer tomorrow that I had to reschedule as the homes he wanted to were likely without power today. What a day!