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Tornado times two

Spring has been wild this year in St. Louis. A tornado hit Hazelwood in April, and then last Friday a much bigger tornado came through. It began in St. Charles and swept across North County, including Ferguson.

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Life in Woodson Terrace

This is day five of the Renaud Empire in exile. Or maybe we could call it Operation Expand Our Borders. Or maybe we could just say day five of “vacation” in the “Renaud Empire Southeast.” However you look at it, … Continue reading

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Our (temporary) new home

Friday and Saturday have been a blur. Most of our time has been spent packing and moving our stuff from my parents’ house (and our own) into a rental house in Woodson Terrace, just south of the airport. (Keep reading … Continue reading

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Should be a busy week

Looks like many things are coming to a head this week. Tomorrow our contractor will come out and begin demolition and cleanup at our house. Meanwhile, our insurance adjuster has nearly finished his estimate, so this week we should finally … Continue reading

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Ferguson Farmers Market, 1 week after the storm

One thing just about everyone looks forward to in Ferguson is the return of the farmers market. This year probably doubly so, because of the tornado and storm that ripped through North County last week. We saw many friends and … Continue reading

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Still uncertain after the storm

I pulled up to our house this morning and found my insurance adjuster around the back. He was climbing what remained of our tree, snapping photos of the broken kitchen. Our tree guys had cleared away much of the oak … Continue reading

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Video: Tree removal

Though I had hoped we would get to it sooner, tree cutting finally came today. As I write this, the guys are hard at work slicing that monster into small pieces and getting it all out to the curb. The … Continue reading

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Temporary phone number

It has come to my attention that folks have been calling our old number, and obviously receiving no answer. For now, please use this number: 314-200-5760. It’s a Google Voice number that will forward to whatever phone we are near.

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Photos: The storm’s aftermath

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Renaud Empire: DISASTER AREA

Here’s a short video highlighting the damage done to our house. Here’s the story in a nutshell: a huge tornado-producing storm swept across St. Louis. North County was hit particularly hard. Our giant oak tree in the backyard fell on … Continue reading

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