Isn't THAT the truth! If you've been around here for any amount of time, you are nodding along in agreement.
About two years ago, we had a winter "event" that was pretty significant - but apparently, not significant enough to post a follow up.
So, long story short, that event took months to rectify. Mainly, because The Husband kept insisting he could deal with it. The pictures, as bad as they were, do not capture just HOW bad it was.
Eventually, he caved and called a company to come deal with the damage. It was amazing how quickly they dealt with it. It was also pretty damaging to the wallet. Talk about un-sexy spending.
At any rate, it was a "once in a lifetime event," correct?
Friday night we plunged into the the freezing range - complete with rain/ice. So, we weren't too terribly surprised to wake up to no power on Saturday and notice that all the trees were coated with ice. Thick ice.
But when the tops of the pines, laden with ice, started snapping in the backyard, we started to get nervous.
|The first tree to fall is in the foreground. Those in the|
back and on top of the shed came later.
And the snapping noises continued...constantly throughout the day.
|Which added to the tension|
every time we heard one fall
And then there was a GIANT BOOM!
|This tree fell mere feet from the house.|
|This was just how close to our bedroom. Thank God it fell the|
way it did.
|Surveying the damage|