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Stupid weather

We spent most of the wee morning hours huddled in the guest bathroom. Me, Scott,
Michael, Matthew and three dogs. WHEEE! Matthew never really woke up as we had
carried him from his bunk and laid him on the floor of the bathroom. After the
sirens stopped going off, we had them stay in the room next to us just in case
they went off again.

Last week, I lost a small fruit tree in the backyard because Matthew tried
to use it to stop himself from falling while on rollerskates. This morning,
my 10 foot oak tree was taken down by the storm. That leaves me with only
a small (4 foot) peach tree in the backyard. I have to start all over again
on getting some sort of shade and interest in the backyard.

We did get lucky though. I see one small shingle on the edge that looks like
it has a loose corner. On his way to work, Scott called and told me that the
main street near us, every house he could see was missing shingles, sometimes
in large patches. Our neighbor behind us had his fence taken down by the storm.
He had wooden poles, where we have metal. That's probably the only thing
that saved us. Too bad though - a $2500 deductible still would have been
better than the $5500 we're going to have to spend to replace the fence
ourselves *laugh*

I can't recall having a year here in the Dallas area that was so intense
with storms. We've had quite a few shelter runs so far this year. I hope
there aren't many more.

The main point - we came out alright and everyone is fine. :)


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Apr. 10th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
It was a brutal one, huh? Glad to hear you are ok as well.
Apr. 10th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
Apr. 10th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Apr. 10th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm SO glad you guys are okay. Sucks about the tree though!
Apr. 10th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad no one got hurt!
Apr. 10th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Good thing all your animals get along! Did the sirens wake you up or were you already up?
Apr. 10th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Amazingly enough - Scott says that Barqs woke him up. She was scared when she heard the sirens and came to wrap herself around his head. That's when he woke up and heard the tornado siren.

Looking around the neighborhood, it's amazing the damage that was done. Chimneys crushed in, mangled trampolines out in the common areas (I guess they flew out of backyards), mature trees broken and uprooted. It's a sad sight, and we feel very lucky to have been missed by the major damage.
Apr. 11th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Our power was out until 6 PM.

One of our limes got most of its leaves blown off, but it's still chockablock with blossoms and buds so I think it'll be okay.
Apr. 11th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that you guys are ok!! How 'bout quit sending that stuff our way? ;)
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