So yesterday was Halloween as we all know and it was a sad one. Due to the weather in our area Halloween was cancelled until tonight. The weather was horrible, windy, rainy, just plain crazy. So hubby and I enjoyed watching t.v. and listening to the rain after dinner. Not much different then any other night except that the weather was crazy. The howling we heard was unbelievable. I know we have had crazy weather in October before but this is crazy. Tornado Warnings, winds in excess of 50, 60, 70 mph and rain so hard it sounded like it was in the house.
Well finally we decided after watching our favorite show that we would turn in since it was already 11 p.m. and we both had to be up early in the morning for work. Ughhhh work, why can't I sleep in when I want to...lol. So I am laying there dreaming about my grandchildren visiting that I haven't seen in 5 yrs and enjoying the dream and yet disturbed by it because their father won't let me visit with them...long story. I miss them so much and never want to wake up when I am dreaming about them. Anyway, around 11:50 my husband jumps up out of bed and I heard this noise and it woke me up. He says well there goes the grill. The wind blew it over. Ok now mind you I have a big ass 6 burner grill that sits on my deck next to the railing so it doesn't get blown away and the wheels on it are locked. So I am thinking oh great there goes $400 for a new grill. We get up and look out our bedroom window and this is what we see.
Seriously? Are you kidding me? Yes I know it could have been worse. It did miss our house and the glass patio table on the deck. But the tree is laying across the entire back yard and it was the healthy tree of the bunch. I am so not wanting to see how much damage it did to the deck. Our deck is bigger then our garage which is weird but that is how it came with the house. Anyway, I am counting my blessings because I know it could have been alot worse and costly. This is just hopefully a couple of boards for the deck and clean up with a chainsaw. I was more worried about the big oak trees that surround my house. Not to mention that we just had the roof put on less then a month ago.
So needless to say with a close call like that one we ended up staying up for a bit longer and now I am exhausted, my eyes are burning and I am not really feeling work today. I just want to go crawl up in my nice big king size comfy bed and sleep the day away. In the last picture you can see in the center of the page a white mark which is where the tree fell from and after looking at the picture on here in the top right corner you can see a diagonal while line and that is actually rain coming down on us. I took these with my cell phone last night and hit the button at the right time I guess...lol.
Anyway, Happy Friday and hope you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend. I have to get some work done and hope this coffee kicks in soon.