Monday, January 7, 2008

Still Standing

Friday night we survived a storm that had some fierce winds {gusts to 100mph}. The power went out around 7:30 pm so we spent the night listening to our house being torn apart and praying the roof wouldn't fly off. It was unnerving listening to the siding rip off and hear every staple pull out of the wood. It snowed after the wind so we haven't even assessed the damage on the roof other than around 9 pm one side of our house was littered with shingles and the wind only got worse and continued on past 2 am when I finally fell asleep. Around 7am I woke up because it was so quiet and looked outside to see a neighborhhod that looked like a war zone. Fences down, Trampolines tossed and mangled etc and then of course some houses untouched. Mother Nature is so unpredictable.

6 friends said...:

The kids mom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your house. We had some of the fence slats come out of our fence. Hope you have homeowners! (HaHa)

shaina said...

We had that same storm a few days before you. IT was terrible!
Glad you are ok.

sharon c... that's me said...

holy smokes, it looks like godzilla walked past your house, i'm glad you're ok too.

Wendi Christensen said...

wow i would be so very scared! i hope all is well! are you excited??? You get to finally meet me and get to take a vacation..well sort of:)

sharon c... that's me said...

no... it's my toy hahaha. he was my boyfriend in high school

Queen of Chaos said...

OH, my goodness! It goes to show that you never know what can happen to us from day to day. I feel relieved your home wasn't totally wrecked and you are safe.

I hope repairs aren't too much $$$- or that the insurance will cover it.

We look forward to seeing you in a few short days!