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Oh man do I feel your pain. Monday wasmy first day off in like 10 days(gotta love nursing) and what happens 50-70 mile an hour winds and sheets of rain. So nothing put out, Tyesday raining all day and today is back to work so nothing done till next week. 5 12's on and 2 off so I hope I have it in me to get my stuff out.
 

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KYhauntfreak, your schedule is AWFUL!!! But, oh man, do I respect you for being a nurse. :)

Mikie, I am looking forward to decorating again! The neighborhood boys lovvvvvvve to come over and discuss all the decorations and offer suggestions about where things should go, so will let them direct the re-do! Plus, I just ordered a 20' tall inflatable cat from GR, so had to move some things around anyway. For some reason, the TOTers in my area love those goofy looking inflatables. (No complaints from me, they're easy to put up - and take down!)
 

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With the weather I am seeing across the country in the news, I personally would plan to decorate as much as I can as inside window decorating and set up things outside you wouldn't care too much about if they were damaged or lost.

The wind is probably the worst to deal with as not only breaking things but sometimes sending it airborn to who knows where. One year my xmas snowman decided to fly away. It was a favorite of mine and I thought we had it tied down really well to our fence. We did end up find it after a lot of seaching and it did have some damage but I was still happy to have it back.
 

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Well - the Haunted House is DESTROYED! Darn 70 MPH gusts and constant 25 - 45 MPH winds for 24 hrs can do that :( It is beyond repair for this year. We'll still decorate the yard and give out candy but I am just so depressed and shocked by it all. All our hard work, time and money - wasted :( We'll have to try to create a more "wind friendly" design for next year.
 

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Oh no Killerhaunts!! I'm so sorry to hear that... It's two o'clock out here in DC and we haven't gotten much yet. A couple of gusts and just enough rain to wet the sidewalks. The locals say that there was a tornado warning for the county, but obviously not where I am.
 

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I really feel for those people that are getting blasted by Mother Nature. Sometimes I miss weather, we don't get what I'd call weather here. It does have some advantages though.

Fire though is an entirely different story. It felt like I was living inside a BBQ smoker all Summer.
 

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Well - the Haunted House is DESTROYED! Darn 70 MPH gusts and constant 25 - 45 MPH winds for 24 hrs can do that :( It is beyond repair for this year. We'll still decorate the yard and give out candy but I am just so depressed and shocked by it all. All our hard work, time and money - wasted :( We'll have to try to create a more "wind friendly" design for next year.
Is there any chance to piece it back together, I mean you still have two weeks. You could use a couple of skellys, put a hard hat on them with a couple of shovels and have a sign out front which says "Under Construction", just a thought. Sorry to hear that kind of news.
 

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I do have some hard hats from the previous mine theme :p Unfortunately, my Husband helping me (meaning doing all of the construction work) has taken a toll on his studies and he has been doing poorly on his finals so I cannot ask him to ruin his chance at passing his past 3 classes before his BS degree :( There is too much work for one person to do with the repairing and resetting - especially with another wind storm days away :( Then more rain is in the forecast, too :( Without a top on the haunt, I cannot put up the lighting and it'll be a couple days before I can get my family organized to hit this thing all at once to take it down and try to salvage as many panels as possible. We'll be back stronger next year but I can't take any more emotional roller coaster of sleepless nights from wind damage or rain damage. I was thinking of looking into an indoor location somewhere here. We have a couple tiny strips with vacant parcels inside. Would not have to worry about a top ... just insurance :p Anyone ever do one in those? Any suggestions?

I forgot to mention that there is a video on the FB page and the link is in my signature if you wanna see what I got up from 2 hours sleep to :O
 

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Checked out the vids on your site, damage looked to outside back wall that I could see and the wind was still blowing pretty good. I thought of an "L" bracket to the outside, top, middle and bottom for repair plus a 2x4 cut for the top for support. Would liked to have seen the inside and what damage was done there. You sure did do a lot of worked and so sorry the kids were upset.
 

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Sorry to hear that! Wind is still roaring here! Not much left in our yard. Either it made it inside or it's gone. :(

We have tumbleweed a the size of Buicks tangled in my webbing. My hands are so cut up from trying to set them loose. Can't find my gloves since everything is stored for the walkthrough.
 

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We held off decorating until this coming weekend since we had so much wind damage last year. I am really hoping the storms this week are the last until November!

@killer Hope you can salvage some of it for the kiddos!
 
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