Monday, June 29, 2009

Karma or just good luck?

This is so weird. I mentioned our sweet gum tree in my last post. Last fall it lost a good chunk during a very bad windstorm we had here in Ohio. DH wasn't sure he wanted to take it down. I've wanted to take it down ever since we've lived here. It's just in a bad spot and those little prickly balls are all over the place!

I was at work last Thursday night and someone mentioned that it looked like a hurricane out there. Thanks Amy for saying that, because it prompted me to call DH and ask him to please park the new used Subaru in the garage. Naw, the wind isn't blowing hard DH said. He's always in denial about storms...grew up in New Hampshire and thinks everyone is just a baby about the weather.

A short time later I get a phone call at work. You won't believe this! The tree fell! OMG, where was the car I ask? I put it in the garage. Who was smiling down on us that day?

We had just had an estimate to take the tree down and were in the process of getting more when this happened. Needless to say, this will happen very soon! There is one large branch hanging over a very beautiful purple beech tree and I don't want any harm to come to that tree.

It was quite a week for emptying our wallets. Our 4 year old Fisher Paykel washing machine went a little nuts and started to behave $240 later. We bought another car (son's money, but insurance to be paid by us). Then the tree. Keeping the fingers crossed for more good karma!


Melissa said...

Thank goodness your intuition was blinking loud and clear. Glad car and no one was hurt, and you get to rid of your tree even if it hurt the wallet!

Pam said...

Good thing your DH listened and put the car in the garage and that there was no real damage when the tree fell down.

Deb said...

Thank goodness no one or nothing was damaged.

mainely stitching said...

Phew, so glad that serious damage was avoided by putting the car in the garage! Good luck getting the remainder of the tree down/removed!

Tammy said...

I say luck! Boy, that can be so scary. Glad nothing was damaged!