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swamprb
10-19-2007, 11:27 AM
Woke up yesterday afternoon to the sounds of tree branches landing on the roof, went outside and saw one of my elcheapo canopies in the neighbors yard over a fence! I've got a couple of these Gazebos covering my cookers, one screwed into the joists on the deck and this 12' x 12' in the yard. I had T-posts hammered in the ground to hold it down and thought it wasn't going anywhere!
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_1902-1.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_2077.jpg

I even had two 50lb pavers that I had tied it down with minutes earlier, knocked over a UDS with two 20lb bags of Rancher, landed on one of the WSM's. None of the cookers were damaged! Lost power and heated up leftovers on the gasser. Kinda cranky today cuz I didn't get my Espresso fix before I went to work!

Arlin_MacRae
10-19-2007, 11:31 AM
Dang, Brian, that sucks! Hope you get some $$ out of it...

Harbormaster
10-19-2007, 11:32 AM
Oh the horror! I looked at that canopy laying over your cookers and started screaming like Sam Kinison.
Glad all those precious toys survived!

RichardF
10-19-2007, 11:34 AM
That last picture sort of wants to make you :cry:

bbqjoe
10-19-2007, 11:37 AM
Those damn canopies are nothing more than kites waiting to take off. I've had numerous ones, and the wind always wins.

Divemaster
10-19-2007, 11:40 AM
We took a 12x12 out to the race in KC… Yep, the wind won… I need another new canopy… Glad both you and the toys are ok….

Single Fin Smoker
10-19-2007, 12:31 PM
Oh chit!!! Dude, looks like a tornado blew threw Bothel WA. If I was up there, I'd bring some beer over and we'd clean that chit up.
This type of stuff doesn't help a lack of caffine pissiness either.....

My suggestion: booze and burgers tonite.

Bill-Chicago
10-19-2007, 01:38 PM
On a positive note, looks like the storm cleaned up your UDS.

Now its all shiny and red.

Puppyboy
10-19-2007, 02:01 PM
Sucks about your canopies. So uh what kind of wood fell to the ground?

Munkee's Pit
10-19-2007, 06:57 PM
Better to lose a canopy than have a big hemlock fall over and smash all your cookers. I grew up in the Maltby/Monroe, WA area and have seen lots of destruction done by big hemlock trees.

JD McGee
10-19-2007, 07:08 PM
Save the smokers!!!:twisted: Glad to hear all is well bro. We had a lot of wind but didn't lose power. A lot of trees down along Woodinville-Duvall Rd. so it took a while to get in to work this am. Other that that just a lot of debris to pick up.

John

Brauma
10-19-2007, 07:20 PM
Have you found the hammock yet?

CajunSmoker
10-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Sucks about your canopies. So uh what kind of wood fell to the ground?


Now that is a true Quer question:biggrin:

Sorry about the EZ Up Brian:cry:

swamprb
10-19-2007, 08:54 PM
Just watching the news and seeing all the wild weather arcross the country the last couple days, this is nothing! I just kind of stood there and watched it lift off and come down in a twisted pile, nothing to do but grab the camera. I did remove the top from my deck gazebo and saved it. Unfortunately the only wood to come down were Douglas Fir branches, good for the stove, not the cookers! They are @60-100' tall and don't have a deep root sytsem, when they go-they go! wilkat notices the obvious in all posts, that's why I won't participate in the Arse poll!!

keale
10-20-2007, 02:17 PM
Brian, glad to see no major damage! What a mess! Did you get it cleaned up to cook this weekend?

MT4Runner
10-21-2007, 12:16 AM
Sucks about your canopies. So uh what kind of wood fell to the ground?

first question that came to my mind when I read the subject, too! :D


Great minds think alike.











So do ours! :D

Tinybud
10-21-2007, 08:34 PM
Kind of looked like Dover friday night at the diamond state bbq, only not just one canopy,,, but many..