On Thursday night/Friday morning, February 16/17, Sunnyvale experienced a very strong storm with heavy rains and winds. The strong gusts knocked over the fence on the west side of the church and toppled a large tree - sending it down upon our neighbor's shed, smashing the fence, and blocking Beemer St.
The intrepid crew of our friend and neighbor Randy Ahlkvist, parishioner Paul Raymond, and Fr Martin were on the scene to survey the damage. Wasting no time, they got to work... chainsaws were buzzing, brooms and shovels were scooping, and the debris was cleaned from the street and sidewalk in very short order.
In the days to come we will have a tree company out to haul away the mess and we'll need to address the repair of fences and other items.
Many, many thanks to Randy and to Paul for their great efforts in getting this mess cleaned up so quickly. We were soaked to the bone as we worked in the still heavy rain and winds, but there was a great spirit of teamwork as the threesome got the job done!
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