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By: nobyter, 10:38 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
I just changed the name of the Blog, Weather Station, and Webcam from "Old Rockfish Post Office" to "Rockfish Depot". I thought it fit the Webcam view and is a term that ole timers around here use for this area.
If you tell someone "Rockfish" they think you live between Nellysford and Afton (Rockfish Valley)... When you say "Rockfish Depot" they either know it or don't. Also the name is shorter so as to fit in stickers and such.
Rockfish was known as Rockfish Depot years ago. Old letters have Rockfish Depot as the place of origin. Rockfish used to have a depot when the spur line to Schuyler was running to service the Soapstone Mill...
When I first moved here (2000), some called the Post Office "Rockfish Depot". We can still call it the "Old Rockfish Post Office", LOL!
Updated: 12:23 AM GMT on August 20, 2012
By: nobyter, 6:51 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
As a believer, I think God sends us trials to let us know that we don't control everything.
On June 30th, I left for North Carolina for July 4th at 6 pm. At 9 pm, roughly, we had the derecho come through and knock power out. The next morning I woke up in NC thinking everything was okay. Then I checked the weather station at Rockfish and found it was out for a while... I tried to contact people in the area and wasn't even getting a ring before the automated voice said "this number is no longer in service". I had to stay in NC till Monday the 2nd of July to get the front glass replaced on my car.
On Sunday, the 1st of July, they had a hail storm with hail bigger than golf balls. I thought it was exciting until I found out that it broke the rear windshield and really broke the front more. I got the front replaced and headed back to the hills of Va without rear glass and a new generator. The dog didn't like sharing with the generator in the back seat and the heat...
When I got back in Va on the 2nd of July, the power was back on and everything seemed to be okay. I always fill the empty space in my freezer with water bottles, but forgot to put some of the frozen ones in the frig, so I lost everything in the fridge and some in the freezer.
Tomorrow I will get the back glass replaced and hope that the cooler weather will last for a while so I can do clean up of debris from the storm without heat stroke.
All in all, I say that I was lucky. Some people I know JUST got their power back after 10 days. Now that would have shaken my sanity. I guess we can't control everything but being prepared for next time definately makes me feel better.