Monday, August 29, 2011

Aftermath


We made it through the storm with very little damage. A piece of siding ended up in our front yard and there is a lot of debris, but little else to complain about. Even the basement stayed dry with the new sump pump which worked like a champ.


However, just across the street from us our neighbors weren’t so lucky. A huge tree in their front yard fell on their roof. It must have been a tremendous shock to them, while we slept peacefully through the night. A crane is coming this afternoon to lift the tree off their house. And then they can begin to really assess the damage and figure out how to make their house whole again.

There are stories like this in any natural disaster, where there is no real explanation for why some are spared and others are victims. Our yard is loaded with big trees just like the one that came down. I suppose it just wasn’t their time.

Today is the most perfect day, a precursor to fall with clear, crisp air and very blue skies. We know it can’t stay this way forever, but it is certainly a welcome reprieve from the anxiety of last week.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you were spared any damage! Perfect timing with that pump. My heart goes out to your neighbors and all others who got walloped...

F.

12:35 PM  
Blogger e said...

That sump pump was installed just in the nick of time! I feel for your poor neighbours.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

glad to know you are safe. we escaped the brunt of the storm but our neighbors west, east and south were not so lucky. we have minor flooding and the schools are closed today but should reopen tomorrow.

8:37 AM  

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