When we bought our house, we were informed it was the “blessed house” in the neighborhood. All the trees around this house fell onto other houses during Katrina. One tree did land on this house and did not go through the roof! It just left a tiny dent! Then there was a recent storm where a tree fell on the roof off my across-the street neighbors. I did my part and helped them clean their yard (that is what neighbors do). But once again my house was safe.
Then there was today!!! After a beautiful morning spent doing yard and pool upkeep, a violent storm came through our neighborhood. I am pretty sure I witnessed one of those “microbursts.” One of our pine trees snapped and landed on our new neighbor’s (who live in the subdivision behind us) roof! I drove over there as soon as I realized it happened to see if they were OK. Fortunately, the mom and daughter, who were in the room at the time, were fine. I drove back home and borrowed a tarp while hubby headed over with his chainsaw (cutting during an electrical storm and wearing his Crocs – there has to be something humorous in that).
How could we be so lucky again??? Not sure, but here is the kicker, when the tree snapped in half and tore a small section of our fence down it completely MISSED OUR BOAT!!!
Look at this picture – it missed by less than an inch! Yep – we are just lucky!!! Maybe I ought to start buying lottery tickets!
On a sidenote – Mandeville got hit pretty hard during this short-lived storm. Power was out and lots of branches and even some trees were down around town.
One Reply to “Lucky us!!!”
Yes Greta, it IS a lucky house and one grown of love. I know it well.
We were heading over to the Premier Center went that thing went off on us in Golden Glen yesterday. I asked the kids (grownups now) if they noticed the wind was coming out of ther NORTH!!!! By the time we got to Barnes/Noble the lights were out and shops closing. Oh well. BOoks will have to wait.
I remember my first July here at a swim meet at PAC…. things started getting grey and grim, table umbrellas were rolling into the pool, kids being pulled out quickly. I thought the best place to be was home, so I gathered up mine, hit the car and got into the house just as all that is holy broke loose above us. The entire collection of caladiums which looked so beautiful minutes before were impaled with pine needles and crushed under tree trash. I wondered where in the name of GOD we moved to! Hail? in July?
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