April 13, 2009
There's A Tree On Our Roof!
We had a bit of wind come through last night... I woke to loud gusty sounds, house creaking a bit, occasional thumps on the roof... could hear deck furniture being stirred around, but other than one really loud SWOOSH! I wasn't too alarmed. Noted the flashing 12:00 so checked my iPhone for time and radar... saw that the bulk of the storm had already passed us so I went back to sleep. The master never stirred.
This morning I took my coffee for a walk to check the trashy limbs and leaves left behind and LO! a big tree had come down on our roof!
We now have a skylight in the garage, where our two cars are held hostage since the garage door track is disabled. Insurance and crews have been called, our work is cut out for us... so to speak. Not how we'd planned to spend the week.
So lucky! We needed a new roof anyway, the garage door is ready to be replaced... no harm to the living area (though I wouldn't have minded a kitchen upgrade, not this way!) We live in a very wooded area full of big old trees, beautiful but potentially harmful... which can be said of most anything.
Yes, we do have a NOAA radio but we seldom have it on at night because it sounds off for storms many miles away from us that would never be a threat. Until they can let me know when danger is one zip code away, we can't bring ourselves to put up with constant needless alerts. Will rely on our wits... for better or for worse.