I ran into my buddy Zach last friday and he showed me his excellent hail damaged saddle:
Damaged in the great Los Alamos Hail Storm of Ought Nine.
In other hail news, we got the insurance settlement for the house and it is good. We have some contractors lined up and just hope to get the work done before winter. We shall see. No word if Zach got a new saddle covered under his insurance company.