Yesterday morning, I was sitting on the couch. Jason and Alexander were asleep and I think I was going to do some online shopping or something, when we heard this very loud noise.
We have a very wooded backyard that I’ve always been a bit scared of. And, as it turns out, for good reason. It wasn’t even really raining, but it had been and I guess the ground got too saturated and this particular LARGE tree had bad roots and just couldn’t hold itself up. So it decided to fall into my deck and house.
Fortunately, no one was hurt. That’s the most important part. And also, it really fell on the very corner of the house.
The only room that was damaged was our sunroom. It’s a room that we don’t really use much, aside from working out and going onto the deck.
But even though it could have been much worse, there’s still a good amount of damage. The deck (which Jason built last summer), the sliding glass door, the fence, the gutters and part of the wall of the house are all going to need to be replaced. It also knocked out our power line. Fortunately, after the tree company came and removed the tree, Georgia Power was able to restore power. Insurance would have paid for a hotel, but with a baby and a dog, I’d much rather stay at home.
Not what I had planned for my Saturday, but like I said, it could have been way worse, so we’re very lucky. And hey, we’ll get new gutters out of it.