|My halloween decorations at my doorway Oct 25|
|I was really getting in to decorations this year.|
Apparently 3 things (plus Gods will) saved me that day. The branches of the huge 60+ year old tree hit the top roof and stopped the tree from crushing me and the living room as I was sitting on my couch having a glass of wine and reading a book via candle light. A steel beam in the bow window held the huge tree and only got a dent in it (unusable but saved my life) otherwise I would have been crushed by the wind and the tree. The deck may have prevented the roots from completely detaching and blowing in to the house causing further damage.
|Another tree that fell towards the road was the one near the ghost|
Some folk have told me I should have been in the basement, a few things prevented this from happening, one is that we don't have a finished basement and the one we have is a partial and prone to flooding. We have a split level and the garage level also has windows, we love trees and large windows which is one reason why we bought the house, but we had no idea this could happen. We've been in the house for 8 years and have never experienced anything like this before. We spent 2 days worth of a full tree crew service last sumer to cut pines and prune our trees so we thought we would be ok.
|Branches leaning on top roof prevented tree from falling further in to the house.|
|Steel beam in window prevented the tree from further crashing|
|Deck held roots slightly to prevent tree being uprooted more and falling more in to house|
|Follow building codes people, they are there for a reason|
|My boys usually go to bed after 9pm.|
|My boys were bored and Mike was reading to them in bed at 8pm|
|My boys would have been sitting on this couch usually at that time|
|I got hit by debris flying at me at 60mph +, only a minor concussion so far.|
|We weren't meant to find a generator otherwise we would all be in the living room|
|I can't imagine having my kids experience anything like this.|
|I would do it all again the same way to prevent kids from being in that room.|
|I get the chills thinking my boys could have experienced this disaster in the living room.|
I will post more updates as I get more time. I appreciate all your time reading this and thinking of me and my family.
Thanks for reading.