Well, the good news (besides no injuries here to man or beast) is that he ancient oak tree out front is still vertical, though minus many, many branches. The bad news is that’s MY HOUSE under the neighbor’s oak. It crashed all the way through the attic, and into the garage, burying our cars in drywall, plywood, and stored boxes. Rain poured into the garage for hours. We can’t get the cars out. We can’t even get TO the garage door, and I’m pretty sure we won’t be able to get it open when we manage to reach it.
The next good news is that the car that sat outside all night seems fine. Go figger. So at least we have that, such as it is. (Old and on its last legs. Or wheels.)
We never lost power for more than 30 seconds, but we definitely lost water. SO glad I have containers full of drinking water. We also have a well, and since we have power, we can get bath water from the hose.
Now, it’s a long wait until we get input from insurance companies. My home insurance agent’s phone isn’t answering yet. Not even an answering machine. Of course, since it’s my neighbor’s tree, I’m assuming their liability insurance will take care of this. The tree VAST. It only came through the garage roof, but it is laying across the entire family room, kitchen, and entry hall, and it is HEAVY, I’m sure, so I’d like to get it OFF!!! Will keep you posted, but I’m likely to be plenty busy the rest of today.
It’s good to be alive and unharmed, though. I’ll try to focus on that. Hope any of you in the path of this storm are okay, too! The long days of recovery are ahead, but with any luck, we’ll all make it through that! Thinking of you!! ❤