A Tree Fell on our HOUSE!

So last night it was SUPER super windy, 65mph gusts resulting as a pressure change from a mountain snow storm.  


DH and I were watching 'Date Night', snuggled up on the couch when we heard a loud, dull thud.  We started searching, looking out windows, thinking it was the fence or some lawn chairs. 


I hear 'OH CRAP!' from my husband in the front room.


Our 35+ year old pine tree fell, right onto the house.  Thank GOODNESS it did not do hardly ANY damage at all!  


It's so funny because yesterday I was looking at this tree and thinking to myself 'hmmm, that needs to go. . .it's not looking so healthy'.  I think I jinxed it, lol!  


So we have the tree guys coming out to chop up our big old pine tree.  As pretty as it was, it was a PITA in the fall to clean up the needles!  So I can't say I'm too sad.  I'm just glad that everybody, and the house, is ok! 


Would you believe I don't have a before?  The tree was taller than the house.  The top chunk of it was on the upper eve, but sometime last night that broke off. . .so you can't really see how big this was.


 


So last night it photo 2810071-1


The darn thing pulled itself up by the roots.  It was getting so much water from the sprinklers that it didn't have to dig deep, and ultimately that was it's demise!


So last night it photo 2810071-2


Looking out our front door:


So last night it photo 2810071-3

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:42 am
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adamsapple
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OMG!!!  Thank g-d you and DH are OK and the tree didn't do too much damage!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:43 am
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Oh no!! I'm glad no one got hurt!! 

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:43 am
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I am glad everything and everybody is okay!!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:46 am
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So lucky that you two are alright!!  Hope it doesn't prove to be too much of an inconvenience.

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:50 am
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OMG!  hello tree, not so nice of you to drop in!  glad everything is ok :)

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:51 am
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OMG! That is crazy :( Glad you guys are okay!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:51 am
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Not much at all Athena :)  It's really very funny, actually.  DH and I take an 'Hmm.  Well, shucks' approach to it.


The tree guys know what they are doing, they'll bring a crane out and chop it up. . .somebody will get firewood I guess!  

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:51 am
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LMAO Haleigh! ! !

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:52 am
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aww.. boo to that!!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:52 am
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wooow!!! I would have had a panack attack. lol. glad everyone is safe & the house made it out alive. lol

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:53 am
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This would be covered under your insurance! Make sure there's no underlying damage (hairline cracks in the roof/around windows) where water can get in later and cause damage!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:53 am
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It could have been really devastating! Glad ya'll and the house are okay!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:54 am
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Oh my word! That s craziness!! So glad it didn't do any damage and that you and DH are ok.

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:55 am
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I'm glad that you guys are safe, so sorry for this.

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:55 am
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Oh CRAP! Glad no harm done!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:56 am
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RxCate - we're looking into insurance - the deductible and the out of pocket to pay for this are about the same according to the estimate I just got, so we may pay OOP and save the insurance for structural damage if there is any. . .


Anybody of advice on that?

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 4:15 am
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That's crazy! We saw a tree topple last fall right in front of our office--it completely smashed the truck parked underneath it! Unless it's a hurricane, you wouldn't think wind could just uproot a big old tree like that!!


I'm glad you're ok and that the damage is minimal! :)

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 4:19 am
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o my gosh what a story! good thing everyone okay though!


 

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 4:21 am
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I don't have anything helpful, and am glad you and the house are okay. On a side not, FI and I watched due date last night as well! I wanted to see it because a lot of it was filmed in the tiny town I go to school in (las cruces, new Mexico ) about 45 minutes from the Mexico border. The crash scene is awesome, because I used to pass that bridge every day I went to the school I was doing some tutoring at!
Posted on March 23, 2011 at 4:22 am
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Yikes... Call your homeowners insurance and have them send out an inspector to make sure there isn't any real damage! :)

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 4:24 am
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