Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Occupation: Dodger of Bullets

So Monday night? We had one mother of a storm. It was some scary crap y'all. I hadn't been this scared since Hurricane Floyd, and I mean that.


See this next to my beautiful car? A tree came down. It almost took out my car. That branch was all that was left after my neighbor dragged it out of the way.



Speaking of neighbors? The ones across the street from us? Three trees on their roof.



Jason has been saying for months he needs to cut down this tree. If it fell it would fall directly into Girl Child's room.

I guess Jesus has his own chainsaw or some crap.




Yet another tree. We had three down in our yard.



This tree was struck by lightening. Our neighbor saw it happen. He said it was the most amazing thing he'd ever seen in his life. The tree SHOULD have fallen on our house. The wind was blowing that way. The tree was LEANING that way. He said it was struck, it snapped and it was just like someone picked it up and gently lay it in our yard.

It's hard to tell, but it pretty much takes up the length of the side of our house.



Ginger was scared poopless during the storm and hid under the desk the whole time. It probably didn't help that I was running around the house shrieking, "IT'S RAININ' SIDEWAYS!"

Afterward she came out on our porch with me. Our COVERED porch, which still got soaked due to the aforementioned sideways rain.



Jason and I stood outside for a very long time last night, looking at our land. Looking at the broken trees and the neighbors houses which didn't quite fare as well as ours.

He grabbed me, suddenly, and held me tight.

"I guess we caught a break this time," he said, quietly.

Three trees down in our yard. No power for twenty hours. A fridge and freezer full of spoiled food.


And thank God for that. For every bit of it.

25 comments:

Robyn said...

That is scary! I am so glad you're all safe and no real damage was done. Kinda makes you realize that for all of our control-freakedness, Mother Nature can still kick our ass...

the planet of janet said...

scary, scary stuff.

glad you guys are all ok.

Lara said...

Every once in a while stuff happens just to remind you that God is out there watching over us. Makes the little things seem not as important.

Glad it worked out for you. :)

julie said...

Sorry about the storm... but glad you guys are all OK!

Daphne said...

I'm glad you and your family are alright!

Jennifer said...

We've been having some terrible storms too. I was caught in a storm Monday night, while sitting in my van at the grocery store. The entire mini van shook and hail the size of golf balls was attacking it.

I'm glad you guys are ok and you didn't have damage.

Jana said...
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Jana said...

Yes, as frustrating as buying and PAYING for all new groceries, it is a blessing you are all ok. The man upstairs was with you FOR SURE!

Midlife Mama said...

I'm a lurker and decided to de-lurk to comment here. All I can really say is "WOW." I know -- incredibly profound, is it not?!? LOL

Anyway, yay for escaping the wrath of the storm gods. Someone up there likes you. :-)

kittyconcerto.com said...

Whoa. So glad everybody is ok. Do you believe in God and guardian angels? Because they were working in overdrive for you guys. :)

Saphira said...

I am glad that everyone is well and the only thing you lost was power!

by the way, I am Saphira and found you through Lara. I really like your blog and do plan to keep coming back! I also read the "all about me" and can completely relate to many things you talk about!

Stephanie said...

Wow! So glad you "caught a break". Sorry for your neighbors though, doesn't seem like they faired quite as well.

Brooke said...

Scary stuff! Glad to see that you are all ok!!

Laura said...

Gosh how scary!!! But lucky that it seemed to bypass you guys (and your car)

giants fan said...

Nature's power is truly an amazing thing...

Kimberly said...

My stomach is just churning at the thought of one of you getting hurt. So, so glad you're all okay.

Suzy said...

The Universe reminding us it's useless to worry and weep because we're not really in charge anyway.

Amanda Daybyday said...

WOW! So glad you and your house are safe.

Rachel said...

Scary stuff. I'm so glad that you guys weren't hurt and didn't suffer much damage.

That reminds me quite a bit of Hurricane Elvis that we had here in 2003.

I'd say God was watching over you guys on Monday.

stepmomof2 said...

Wow! I'd agree that God was definitely watching over you guys!

Tara said...

scary! so glad you are all ok!

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

I'm glad to know that you all are alright.

Blessings.

Mikey said...

WOW. Seriously glad you're ok!!! That's incredible!

Nen said...

holy crap... SCARY!!! my boyfriend was at his friends the other night and watched lightning hit a tree about 30 yards away. he about crapped his pants! sounds like you guys were really really lucky!!

stop by my blog--you've been tagged (if you want!)

Jenski said...

I am glad you guys made out okay! Bad storms are scary stuff.