Monday, December 03, 2007

The Sky is Falling!


Saturday, a large limb from our backyard tree (under the weight of the new snow) came crashing down. It took our power lines and a few pieces of our garage (as well as some substantial parts of our neighbors home) down with it. The limb was just large enough to fill most of our backyard, but just small enough to miss our home and garage by about 6 inches.

We are grateful for our safety. Ella had been playing in the backyard snow about 20 minutes before the crash. And Steve had, just a minute before, finished shoveling the driveway. He was putting the shovel back in the garage when the limb came crashing down. By the sound of things, he was sure the garage was coming down on top of him, and jumped out to find sparking wires, which he carefully navigated to safety.

We are also grateful that the majority of the tree is still standing. It is large enough that it potentially could take out our whole home!

5 comments:

Rueckert Family said...

I'm so glad to hear you are all o.k.! It sounds as if it could have been a serious disaster- you must be so relieved that Steve and Ella were in the right place at the right time.
You must have a lot more snow than us- but I'm not complaning!

Heidi said...

Yikes! I'm glad you all are okay!

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad Steve was able to get the cable back on in time to watch the game. Priorities are priorities, right?

I'm dying to see the pictures and very glad to know that you were all being watched over.

Brooke said...

I'm not sure why my post above was listed as anonymous- but it was me, just so ya know.

amber said...

scary! thank goodness steve and ella made it in just in time to WATCH that disaster. gotta see the pics from this big limb...