talk about lucky!

What did I say in the last sentence of yesterday's post?


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.

8 comments:

Q said...

Dear Saucy,
So glad no one was hurt! My goodness you were very, very lucky!
Wow!
All is okay! Yes, 07-07-07, a very lucky day for you and your family.
Sherry

MJ said...

Yikes! That must have been a spooky storm at your home! Thank goodness the damage was nominal & no one hurt!

scrappaleica said...

I'm glad to see that you guys are okay.

Tiffany said...

Oh no...what a mess! You're so lucky that it didn't do more damage - yikes!

Good no one was hurt. Bad that you've lost the maple and all that shade!

the fan said...

Oh no! That was the tree you planned to put a million light on - right outside Loopy's window! At least no one was hurt. We ARE lucky!

Pepper said...

Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad it wasn't worse buddy!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Wow, that must have been a moment that made your stomach flip and your heart stop for a second or two! I'm grateful that you're all ok, but so sorry about the tree. I was looking forward to all of the fairy lights too.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh my gosh! All I can say is Oh my gosh!!!! Wow....