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  1. #1
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    Almost a nightmare.....

    Came home after work and when I let the hounds in, I noticed the back wall was down...... Unbelievable - the dogs stayed and didn't get hurt. Whew. 2 very grateful hound lovers here!
    Got some block set up and my block guy will be here @ 0800. I'll probably jam some 2x4's to help stabilize enough of the blocks to keep der dogs in until completion. Luckily nary a brick broke.
    The hounds are at the puppy motel overnight, and not enjoying that at all!
    Very high winds today and apparently no rebar in the wall. House built in the 70's.
    Michael

    btw - the portion of the house you see is the screened in back porch - oh and the storage shed. Lil missie was trying to convince me to set up the lathe in there last yr.... silly girl
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    Glad no one, including the hounds, was hurt. That's the most important part.
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    Oh You got the weather that we've had today.
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    Well, on the bright side, you have easy access to the arroyo. Glad to see the pooches were unscathed and didn't escape.

    (One of those back yards across the wash from you belongs to my former in-laws.)
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    Hi,

    Are you sure you don't live in Southern California where the world vibrates occasionally?

    It's bad enough. I'm sure glad it was not worse for you and yours.

    Dare I sign off saying,

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    When I started reading your post, I started to sweat....glad the dogs are okay....almost a nightmare is right! Glad everything is going to be fixed in no time.
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    Wow. the winds must of been pretty strong
    Glad the dogs are OK.
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    cant imagine winds strong enough to blow down a brick wall,,, here i thought the three little pigs were safe???? glad there isnt any more damage and that your dogs are safe.
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    Unbelievable! Really glad the pups stayed and didn't run off or get hurt!

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    Bummer, glad everyone is ok. Hopefully they'll put that back together with a little reinforcement in it. Does the wall also serve as a flash flood barrier with that wash behind you?
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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