A tree fell on our car!


Can you believe it! Crazy storm that blew out windows on the Sears Tower just after we left it for the day, also blew a tree down in our neighbors yard and it landed on Shawn's car! Lucky for us, its the car that is being shipped to Tucson, because had I been home it would have hit my van. And that would have been a problem bigger than a tree falling on your car.


So as you look at this photo I park on the right of the civic. I would have had a very smashed up van. Lucky I missed my train downtown and threw my day off by an hour.


The glass shattered but stayed, lucky for us too, because the torrential rain would have made a mess of the inside with no window an no way to move the car or cover the hole with the tree in the way!

You can see it hit the roof and then slid down to the trunk.

Keith spent several hours getting the tree off our car. Shawn would have helped but he had worked all night the night before. So lack of sleep and a chainsaw is a bad idea. Keith said it didn't matter to him.  I still felt bad he had to do it alone. I would have helped, I've chopped and stacked enough wood in my day, but I had to take Kira to the parade.


10 comments:

TMTCO said...

Wow! That is some major damage. Totally freaky! I am glad that your schedule was rearranged. I agree that your van would have been squashed!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wow! That's quite the damage!!! I agree on the no-sleep/chainsaw combo maybe not being the best.

Helena said...

Yikes! I'm glad the van wasn't there!

Mary said...

OH MY GOSH! You win.

Lana said...

That's one of the great things about not having any dang trees! One of the *very few*
Sorry about the car. Blech.

Brandy said...

Oh man!! Glad that your van wasn't there and no one got hurt!!

Jennifer said...

I saw this on Shawn's FB -- I'm so glad no one was hurt, and that you had missed that morning train!! You sure have some lovely neighbors out there. =)

**MIGNONNE** said...

Holy Cow! How scary. I am so glad that no one was hurt.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh Heidi! I know awhile back I already left you detailed instructions on how to get taken off of speaker phone on the comment section of that blog post of mine you commented on (how's that for good grammar?!?!?) but today I discovered yet ANOTHER way!

Next time you would like to be taken off speaker phone, try talking about bikini waxes. It's like the speedway to handset pick up!

Heidi said...

LOL@ Jill! Thanks for the tip. :) I LOVE IT! (So much more clever than being snotty and refusing to speak!)