Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Not the usual snow day

Woke up at 1:30 with a start, a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I heard our giant Hackberry tree start popping, ran to get Scott and Evie out of the upstairs and at 2:10 am 1/3 of the tree came crashing down, taking all the power lines with it. (That's our house on the left side of the last picture.)

We are okay. No life or property majorly damaged. We got 16" of heavy snow, the day was spent waiting for help. We got it. We got power back after 15 hours. Neighbors helped neighbors. The Madison service crews ROCK.

We are exhasuted, waiting for the paperwork headaches of insurance tomorrow. Two-thirds of the tree still standing, definitely threatening the house, blizzard predicted for tonight, keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully the rest of the tree will be down by the end of the week.

We are grateful for our new windows that kept us warm in our house. We are grateful for tree work we had done last year that allowed us to have a house today. We are REALLY grateful for all the hard working folks who came to our aid.

We really need to go to bed.


Eluciq said...

oh boy...what an evening...i hope you have a better nights sleep...and that the blizzard is kind to you!

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Stephanie said...

Oh, goodness!!
We have one that we worry about sometimes. oof.
I'm so glad that everyone fared alright... and no house crashing, or neighbor's cars crashings.
I sure hope it all gets taken care of quickly, and that you guys are feeling alright, and not anxious or nervous.