We just got done with (I hope) our 3 hour power outage while they took trees off lines and got everything back in shape in our neighborhood.
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Welcome back!
  
I reclaimed my parking space, today, after cutting up about 10' of the log.

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I removed the chain link fence and cleared back the jasmine, then axe plus gravity took it to the ground where I can go at it with the chain saw! The core is all dry-rotted.

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Some pictures of what is left of my fallen tree.

Stump view:
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Side view out the garage door:
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"top" view:
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Just be thankful it didn't land on the house. One of my co-workers was unfortunate enough to have a 20m tree land on his house twice in the last two years. He barely had the last one repaired when it happened again.

I've been chopping this sucker (shown) up for over a year now. It supplied all our firewood this year and will supply enough for at least the next winter if not two. (Firewood represents 100% of our home heating). The scale is deceiving from this distance - it was about 30m (100 feet) high and has three trunks, each about 60-75cm (24-30 inches) diameter. I've already gone through three chains and one bar as I've slowly worked through it.

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A little to the left and it would have gotten caught up in power lines going to our neighbors. A little to the right and it would have taken out our power line. Further to the right and it would have started taking out the car and then the garage. I think the neighboring pine would have deflected it from hitting the main part of the house. So, instead, it landed smack dab on a crepe myrtle (the remnants can be seen in earlier pictures). Way to take one for the team, Myrtle!

Back in '79, Hurricane David dropped a tree between our (my parent's) house and our neighbors house, so this makes twice I've gotten lucky with falling trees.

Oh, for scale, that is probably a 3 foot fence post you see in the photo where it ripped the chain link fence out of the ground. Hmm, I wonder if the log would fall off the stump if I release the tension of the fence...
  
Good grief, Marshall!  I'm glad that you are safe!
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Before (car hidden next to house):

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After:

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Abracadabra - the car has vanished!
  
This was a close call. Had we parked normally, that would have crushed back of the car. The cable line is on the ground (it had a lot of slack). There is a small branch hanging on the power line, preventing safe cleanup.

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The moral of the story: Parallel parking is still a valuable skill!
  
The minivan has been freed!
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At this point, everything that can be done at home and work has been done for Irma, so now we wait for shit to get real. According to the charts, getting tropical force winds is certain and hurricane force winds is minimal. There are advantages to living in the middle of Florida, as opposed to the coasts.
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The latest update has the predicted track moving closer to us. But, that also means being more inland, which may cause it to weaken faster. The closest point is now predicted to be 30 miles away at 8am with 75mph winds.
  
I've closed what there is to close, but at least 75% is connected without doors. Pretty much just bedroom and bathroom doors.
  
Despite a tree trying to take out our lines, we are still up and running here.