No. No, he doesn’t.
So Shannon and I both wake up last night around 2am to the sound of something slamming onto our roof, followed by a bunch of other things hitting our roof and rolling down the side. My mind immediately jumps to the small to medium branch that has been hanging in the tree above our house, the one that our home inspector told us last March to have removed as soon as we move in. It looked too small to really cause damage, I thought. I was planning to get around to it sooner or later, too.
When it hits your house at 2am it’s pretty scary. I mean, acorns falling on our roof are enough to wake us up sometimes. Oh, did I mention the power was out, too? Fortunately, Liam wasn’t bothered in the slightest. I put on my pants and grabbed a flashlight and went outside to make sure our roof was more whole and less hole. It looks like the branch hit flush with the roof, so there was no damage. The branch looks pretty puny on the ground, though:
So we go back to sleep, waking up at 3:30am when the power comes back on. Then, I’m preparing Liam’s bottle around 8am and I here a scraping noise from outside. I peek through the shades, and some lady is parked outside our house with her car running, lights on, walking around the outside looking under her car. I set the bottle down and step outside: “Is everything all right?” Turns out she ran over a cable that was hanging down in the street and it was lodged in her undercarriage. It looked like a phone line, one that goes from the main line to someones house. I thought it was my neighbors across the street, some renters who recently moved out. I was able to yank the cable out and I tied it off around their mailbox so that it wouldn’t be hanging in the middle of the street (I took a picture but you can’t really tell anything). The lady mentions that Hart’s Mill (a street around the corner) is blocked off and that traffic is being diverted through our neighborhood. As she says this, I turn around and see this:
Yeah, that would be my next door neighbor’s house. And my tree. From the middle of my backyard. Crap!
My neighbor wasn’t home, but I called her cell phone and we are working out the details. It looks like her roof is in decent enough shape, but everyone is fortunate that more damage wasn’t done. Miraculously our house was unscathed, despite multiple things falling on it or around it during the windy night last night. Click here to see the rest of the photos / evidence.
I am already researching certified Arborists.
The “More Liam” set has a few new pictures, too!