Last weekend, a storm blew through town. It seemed to come out of nowhere and lasted less than half and hour. I wouldn’t have known the weather had taken a turn for the worse, except that I happened to look out the window and saw trees getting whipped about and lots of lightning. A couple hours later, a friend texted me to say that they drove by our new house and a couple of branches were down.
Branches indeed. They missed the porch by a few feet – yikes. But we were one of the lucky ones. Much of Grosse Pointe lost power for days (we didn’t lose power at our apartment or the new house). And we were lucky in that the tree that fell was on city property, so they took care of hauling it away. This was the second freaky storm we had this summer. The last one hit about a month before, and same thing. Very short, but very powerful with lots of trees down. They tell me this sort of storm isn’t exactly a normal occurrence in these parts. Hmmmm.
We think the tree will eventually have to be cut down. Until then, I’ll make sure to enjoy it every day that it’s here. Aaaaaaannnnd….we’re all moved in! Update soon.
Yay for all moved in. Boo for freaky storms.
Wow. Mother Nature had an attitude that day.
I’m glad to read no one was hurt.
Yes, big attitude. I’m hearing whispers of another bad winter as well. Noooooo!!!!
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Yeah, when we lived in Chico, CA, it was common to have those big old trees snap, crackle and pop during a big storm. And yes, it sounds like you all were very fortunate – must be a good sign! Happy settling in…ur, whatever you’re supposed to say :P
Yikes, indeed. I’m glad it wasn’t worse.