Until about an hour before the storm struck, Danica and I were working on the red fence, giving it some new boards and fresh paint.
When Danica said that a big branch had hit the back fence, my heart fell. Days of hard work, crushed? But no. It was the fence on the other side … the one I recently braced with new posts. It stood up to the blow! Only some lattice on top needs replacing.
The force of that branch was enough to break two 2×6 rafters on the carport, so I am pretty proud of my fence post reinforcements. Look at the clobbering a neighbour’s Volvo got from a similar branch.
Time to finish painting the red fence, then work on those broken rafters. I’ll get help to reattach our downspout. Roof climbing days are behind me.