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Storm Eyes - My Hut

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-06 23:15:54 EST
Rating: 1.22 on 31 ratings (31 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Snap went the power, cable and phone lines. Crash went part of the roof under the tree.

tree falls on my hut-Big Oak Flat.jpg
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Submitted by orphelia at 2010-02-09 21:51:06 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I'm not looking to run away, just go somewhere new :)

Submitted by Shlongy at 2010-02-09 12:53:50 EST (#)
Rating: 0

This really sucks...I can't believe it but I feel bad for you.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-09 12:14:06 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by tiaprae (user info) at 2010-02-09 07:33:23 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

Hope you're insured
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Insurance companies have an aversion to my huts and cabins and nests...
pfft

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Submitted by AshK (user info) at 2010-02-09 07:32:37 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

nothing important to say today
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me either
:]

Submitted by tiaprae at 2010-02-09 10:33:23 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Hope you're insured

Submitted by AshK at 2010-02-09 10:32:37 EST (#)
Rating: 2

nothing important to say today

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-08 19:01:16 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by F.J.Bell (user info) at 2010-02-08 05:40:35 EST (#)
Ranking: 1

No Comment
~~~
But FJ it's a woman?!!!

:)

Can I come live with you road? I'd be no bother, I'd sleep in the shed.
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Need not live with me or in the shed. I have spare cabins here and there that are empty...
:)

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-08 18:57:06 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by TuTs (user info) at 2010-02-07 19:15:56 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

Every time we go camping I get scared of a tree falling on our tent and squishing us. Every little funny creak, "Hey, you think that tree is going to fall?" The last time we went they gave me valium. I hate the bush.
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Not to be intrusive, may I ask what part of the world you refer to as "the bush"?

Submitted by orphelia at 2010-02-08 17:10:22 EST (#)
Rating: 2

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Submitted by F.J.Bell (user info) at 2010-02-08 05:40:35 EST (#)
Ranking: 1

No Comment
~~~
But FJ it's a woman?!!!

:)

Can I come live with you road? I'd be no bother, I'd sleep in the shed.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2010-02-08 15:01:13 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Chainsaw massacre that mother bitch! Or...get a lightning rod.

Submitted by GroundHorse at 2010-02-08 14:11:29 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I'm so lucky seqoia's are a no-no here...
Rebuild, and impress friends around the campfire. Serious action is a bliss.

</Smoking weed causes considerable madness, paranoia and (assumed) dementia.Valium has yet to prove its destructive quality>

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-08 11:51:55 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB (user info) at 2010-02-08 06:28:03 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

'Tis only a flesh wound.
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Yes...but it rocked my world.

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2010-02-08 09:28:03 EST (#)
Rating: 2

'Tis only a flesh wound.

Submitted by F.J.Bell at 2010-02-08 05:40:35 EST (#)
Rating: 1

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-08 01:41:37 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by TuTs (user info) at 2010-02-07 21:44:38 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

Yup, if more people took valium the world would be a nicer place. Until they had to stop that is, then it would just be cranky.
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The key is moderation. I take Valium once every week or two and when I do, I take enough to chill out your average Yeti. heh

Submitted by TuTs at 2010-02-08 00:44:38 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Yup, if more people took valium the world would be a nicer place. Until they had to stop that is, then it would just be cranky.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-07 22:33:25 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by TuTs (user info) at 2010-02-07 19:15:56 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

Every time we go camping I get scared of a tree falling on our tent and squishing us. Every little funny creak, "Hey, you think that tree is going to fall?" The last time we went they gave me valium. I hate the bush.
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Valium is an excellent medication.

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Submitted by Inserttion (user info) at 2010-02-07 18:33:57 PST (#)
Ranking: 0

I'm not sure what I'm looking at.
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Yes, this is possibly the crappiest collage I have ever made. This is a series of photos showing a tree that fell on one of my cabins during a snow storm. Perhaps I should have borrowed some Valium from TuTs before I took the photos and made the collage...


Submitted by TuTs at 2010-02-07 22:15:56 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Every time we go camping I get scared of a tree falling on our tent and squishing us. Every little funny creak, "Hey, you think that tree is going to fall?" The last time we went they gave me valium. I hate the bush.

Submitted by Inserttion at 2010-02-07 21:33:57 EST (#)
Rating: 0

I'm not sure what I'm looking at.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-07 18:11:48 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Twas a relief that the big trees near the hut held their ground. This is near Yosemite and there are some huge freakin trees within 50 feet of this hut.
Hydraulic mining washed a whole lotta dirt away from the roots way back during the gold rush in the 1800's and some of them are just clinging to the decomposed granite by a shallow root or two.

The utility companies have an easement by these big trees in my yard, and they came in and cut all the roots off one side of the trees to make a dirt road before I bought the place.

Living on borrowed time. It is my hope that if a big tree falls and smashes this place, I will be at another of my nests when it happens. This would be a grand crashing ending for a life well lived, but I hope for a more fitting end...

What ending?

I am riding the pony in the high country on a fine fall day. A doe jumps in front of the horse, the horse spooks and leaps sideways. When I hit the ground I have a broken neck. There is no pain or anxiety. I get to stay alive for a day or so, and during that time I think of what a fine wild life it has been. There is time to think of my family and how they will react when my remains are discovered after the spring thaw. They all look sad for a bit and then one says "Yes but she died with her boots on like she always wanted"

ps
I did almost die this last summer driving a logging truck down a hill with no brakes. Yes I DO have photos. Will post. heh

Submitted by rob_berg at 2010-02-07 17:03:11 EST (#)
Rating: 2


...and you don't even know it.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-07 16:43:05 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by rob_berg (user info) at 2010-02-07 13:28:11 PST (#)
Ranking: 2


Well that sucks.

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Eh, twas only a branch that fell on the ranch....OOOO I am a poet!

Submitted by rob_berg at 2010-02-07 16:28:11 EST (#)
Rating: 2


Well that sucks.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-07 16:08:50 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by willartstorg (user info) at 2010-02-07 12:16:56 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

I thought you lived in Shlongy's garage.
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heh

Submitted by willartstorg at 2010-02-07 15:16:56 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I thought you lived in Shlongy's garage.

Submitted by kitchens_closed at 2010-02-07 11:19:55 EST (#)
Rating: -2


Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-02-07 09:26:16 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by skrapmetal (user info) at 2010-02-07 05:33:49 PST (#)
Ranking: 1

Damn!

Were you there whan it happened? If not, did it make a sound?
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Yes I was in here and I thought the hut was coming down. This was really just a large branch, but when it hit it moved the hut and I thought it was an earthquake at first. If one of the big trees came down I would not have heard a thing. There are trees surrounding this hut that are over 150 feet high.
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Submitted by joedaddy (user info) at 2010-02-06 21:31:05 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

once, while cybering with rad1101 on this site, my 70' incense cedar tree decided to take a dump on my garage and part of the house
i cooked off 4 bars. 7 chains, and two of the three chainsaws i used while paying back that stink'n bitch
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Got wood? heh
70 ft. Incense Cedar fell on garage and house! You are lucky to stll be cybering at all. You have photos? Did you burn the cedar in your fireplace?

I do love those tiny pine cones from this kind of cedar and have gold earrings and necklace that were made from the tiny cones dipped in gold.
Odd that a huge tree would have the tiniest of pine cones...

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Submitted by icarus1987 (user info) at 2010-02-06 20:52:12 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

I like your fence.
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You might be looking at the frame that shows the foot bridge that goes across the creek. The rails have kept me from ending up in the water many times as I toddle to my personal space across Rattlesnake Creek the the wee hours.


Submitted by skrapmetal at 2010-02-07 08:33:49 EST (#)
Rating: 1

Damn!

Were you there whan it happened? If not, did it make a sound?

Submitted by 53RD at 2010-02-07 02:24:34 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by computerjockey at 2010-02-07 01:36:54 EST (#)
Rating: -2

Submitted by joedaddy at 2010-02-07 00:31:05 EST (#)
Rating: 2

once, while cybering with rad1101 on this site, my 70' incense cedar tree decided to take a dump on my garage and part of the house
i cooked off 4 bars. 7 chains, and two of the three chainsaws i used while paying back that stink'n bitch

Submitted by icarus1987 at 2010-02-06 23:52:12 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I like your fence.


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