I said that today, 07-07-07, was bound to be a lucky day, and it was:
When we woke up, most of our beautiful maple tree had been destroyed in a windstorm overnight. The tree was right outside our bedroom window, providing shade to the third floor and a beautiful canopy over our new pergola.
A good portion of it landed on the patio, narrowly missing the pergola but still taking off the front beam. One patio chair: destroyed. Still another huge branch is hanging from the tree and it is impossible to reach safely even though it could come down at any minute.
So was 07-07-07 a lucky day? Yes, it was. Nobody was hurt. The pergola is a little bent, but not destroyed. I giant branch landed in the pool but the liner didn't get punctured or damaged. Nothing too large fell into the house, leaving the windows and siding intact. We had lots of mess to clean up, not the best way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning, but if we count our blessings, we can mark the events of 07-07-07 up to very, very good luck.