Sadly, this happened in our yard. Poor, lovely old tree.
However, there are tons of things we're grateful for. We've been nervous about this branch for a while, as the old tree had become lopsided, having lost several branches in storms. We are so glad that it fell in the middle of the night, when no one was playing in the yard! We are glad that the house was really not damaged, but for a few little window panes. And look, even the lawn chairs didn't get smushed. Amazing.
I called the landlord to let him know what had happened. I got this email back from him:
My brother Bobby told me a big branch fell. We are on a ship out in the Atlantic Ocean,
so we can t do anything about the branch til we get back.
I hope the damage to the house is minimal.
Awesome. On a ship in the Atlantic, won't be back for two weeks. Comical! Meanwhile, the kids have a new jungle gym! By the way, I changed our landlords' names to protect their identities.
Glad that the snow has melted and that people are slowly getting the power back on. Glad that God is there, even when the weather gets superfreaky.