Update: Thriftyfun Knocked Out By Storms

As I'm sure everyone has heard, the Pacific Northwest was hit by a severe windstorm on Thursday night (12/14/06). The homes and office of Thriftyfun lost electricity and some trees fell down in Susan's yard. Everyone is safe but there will be no newsletters or new posts until the power is back. It might be as long as 5 days, according to the power company. Feel free to post or answer questions or submit tips and recipes. We will get them out as soon as we possibly can.

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Update: Hi, after 36 hours without power we are trying to get going again here at ThriftyFun. Luckily one of the staff was with power so she activated feedback but was unable to do much else. And luckily only fences, hedges and my neighbors birdbath were the casualties of the trees falling.

Thanks for your kinds words!

Susan and the Thriftyfun Staff

December 15, 20060 found this helpful

I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS BUT AM GLAD ALL OF YOU ARE OK.

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December 16, 20060 found this helpful

I second what imaqt1962 said.....I love the newsletters but I love the people here more!!! I'm glad Susan and all are ok. I'm so sorry to hear about this. Hugs and prayers!!!!!

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December 16, 20060 found this helpful

I am so glad to know that everyone is OK. Hope everything is up and running for you in time for your Christmas celebration.

Harlean from Arkansas

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December 16, 20060 found this helpful

I hadn't heard about your storms. I am sorry to hear that you were affected by it, but happy to know that nobody was hurt. Hope everything returns to normal for you by Christmas so you can celebrate the holiday in style.

Harlean from Arkansas

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December 18, 20060 found this helpful

Wow Susan ... glad everyone is okay. The only thing I had heard about this storm had to do with the hikers on Mt. Hood. I never thought about the effect on the ground but it looks like you guys experienced a hurricane! Glad everyone is okay - those trees looked a bit close for comfort! Best of wishes and stay warm!

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December 25, 20060 found this helpful

Saw your pictures,wonder no one got hurt, glad you are ok, here in northeast not to bad this year YET!

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December 27, 20060 found this helpful

The tree cutters came today. I counted the rings of the fallen tree. It was 76 years old!

Susan from ThriftyFun

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