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the tree that didn't hit the house

Wow - what a week! First an earthquake and today a violent tropical storm felled a tree scarily close to the house!

This storm was crazy, lots of rain, heaps of thunder/lighting and 60MPH wind gusts in all directions. Mom and I were looking at the wind whip the trees about, praying that if any of them fell it won't be on the house. A few minutes later we looked back and the tree was in the yard!

God is good and no real damage (our shed's gutter and ramp are smashed but looks like the shed itself is untouched) but dude that could have been so bad... A couple of inches in one direction and our shed would have been wiped out. A foot in another direction and our deck would have been hit. If the tree hadn’t split so high up it could have easily been long enough to the hit the house. Wow.

Crossing fingers that our "luck" holds and we won't lose electricity or internet with the hurricane that is coming over the weekend...

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isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: August 26th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC) (link)
Oh wow! That was very close to the shed! I'm glad everyone and everything is okay.

BTW, I think I'm going to start a betting pool - Tornadoes after the Hurricane? Or Toads? Or Locusts? Take your pick! I know one person said Volcano but I'm giving that pretty low odds of happening...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, it couldn't have been closer to the shed without damage! Whew!

Sign me up for hail... :>
quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: August 26th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC) (link)
Oh wow, I'm so glad you guys and your house are okay!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks - me too!
marcine From: marcine Date: August 26th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC) (link)
Glad the tree missed your house. Let's hope Irene takes a turn east soon and leaves the coast alone.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks!
redthreaded From: redthreaded Date: August 26th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, that storm didn't even rain on us. Threatened to, and had lots of lightning, but nada. How lucky that it missed everything. I hope you have similar luck with Irene!

I'm prepping for my first hurricane after experiencing my first earthquake! Whee, who knew living in Virginia would be so eventful?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC) (link)
Lucky you - it was quite the storm!
fancyfrocks From: fancyfrocks Date: August 26th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC) (link)
WOW! Glad you guys and your house are ok!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! We have a very big God!
olde_fashioned From: olde_fashioned Date: August 26th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Yikes, that's so scary!! I'm glad your family and property are safe; hopefully it stays that way!! o.O
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC) (link)
It really was - I hope so too!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: August 27th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC) (link)
Wow. I can't believe how fortunate you were--that could've been so much worse!

Here's hoping for that "luck" to return!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC) (link)
So much worse! Thanks!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: August 27th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC) (link)
Whoa! That is really lucky! Did this happen like right after we talked? Crazy!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah just a few hours later... it sure has been a jam packed week!
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: August 27th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC) (link)
As usual, you are having ALL the fun...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 28th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC) (link)
It's my special gift in life you know...
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: August 30th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC) (link)
So glad you're safe :)
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