Yesterday, we had some massive high winds going on. When I went out to pick up Buddy from school, I looked up the street and saw a tree that had blown over completely across the road.
When I returned from picking him up, the city crew were out working on clearing it up.
Then, I received a phone call from my neighbor behind us. This is one of our elderly neighbors who, until recently, lived with either her sister or sister in law...we never have figured out what, but suffice to say they were related. I say were because the older lady (she was around 97) passed away a few months ago.
Now, the younger one lives there (and she's probably 95) by herself. We always keep an eye out on her and she will call here if she needs help. So, when she called, I thought she was talking about the tree I had seen in the middle of the road.
She was talking about a tree from her property that had blown over into our backyard and taken a bit of our chain link fence out.
Being the keen-eyed photojournalist I am (LOL), I got out and started taking pictures. And called our insurance company.
Here's some of the damage:
That's our neighbor's car on the other side of the fence (Yes, she STILL drives! Scary!).
I feel really bad, because we just recently switched our home/auto insurance to a different company about a month ago. Prior to that, we had had the same policy for 16 years and NEVER had to file a claim on our home(s).
It's no big deal. We'll get it cleaned up and get the fence repaired. At least it didn't fall on our house! That would be a mess.
So, Merry Christmas! My holidays just got busier! :-)