That with one of these storms we have had we would get hit. Last night was the night.
I had gotten off work at 11 for low census. We were having a severe lighting storm so hurried home. Around 1225 am I decided I had better shut down the computer and get the flashlights out. The computer was almost done when boom, sounded like we got hit by lightening and our transformer blew. Stumbling in the dark to the kitchen to get the flashlights and boom something hit the house. Hard. Boom boom boom.
The rain was pouring. When the lightening flashed we could see out the window and tell a tree was on our house in the front. I have to admit to being scared to death. We could hear things crashing outside and were making our way to the basement when I felt something wet under my foot. Shining the light on my ceiling I was a couple of cracks with water coming through. Oh crap. Forget the basement and get out every pot and bucket in the house. Then sat down to wait it out.
Finally about 6 am it was light enough to see the damage. We have a large branch on our roof. Our plum tree that the woodpecker hollowed out was down.
Branches down all over the road and trees down all over. What mess. I need coffee before I tackled the insurance company and taking the tree off the house so we drove to the cafe. Trees and wires down all over. A couple of other neighbors have tree damage and one neighbors car is flat.
So this is suppose to be my day off. We were going to do the big ride today. Instead we are doing the big cleanup.
On no sleep. But they did get our power back on after 9 hours. And the weird thing. On my microwave. A year or so ago the digital numbers stopped working. The microwave worked well, you just couldn't tell how much time you had. Today....all the numbers are up and running just like new. Isn't that strange?
The weird thing about the branch, it was from the top of the tree. In the back by the road. It had to go straight up and over the rest of the tree to then fall back on our house. They say no tornado. Winds clocked at 78 miles per hour. Sure sounded like the end of the world. Sure hope my insurance is worth the money I have been paying.