Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Little Excitement

Mr. Karate came over for dinner before karate tonight. He got out of his car and noticed how windy it was. He heard a sound like lightning, then looked over, and saw this part of the tree fall in our neighbors backyard.

Our neighbor is a daycare mom. She had just taken the children inside.

PlusOne was over there playing with her son. They had gone inside as well.

Look at the scar on the tree. The brown section is where another section had broken off several years ago. When the neighbors moved in, mom told them that the tree was rotted, and they might want to think about taking it down.

The neighbor said that just three weeks ago her husband looked at the tree and said they should talk to someone about them, to find out if they should be taken down. Everyone was really thankful that they had all gone inside moments before.

Most of the yard is now tree!

This is from the hallway upstairs, looking out.
The tree before. You are looking at the leftmost trunk of tree. I know the angle is different, but you can see how much of it there is.

And now how much there isn't. Pretty scary, huh?


Karen Jo said...

That was very scary. I am so glad that everyone had gone inside before that huge chunk of tree fell. Lots of great big {{{HUGS}}} from me to all of you. I am so glad that you are my friends.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Yikes, how scary!

The Meezers have started a hug-a-thon, so here are some *hugs* for everyone at your place!

Daisy said...

Thank goodness no one got hurt! I hope now they will take down the rest of the tree. Many hugs to you.

Mickey's Musings said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was a close call!! Too bad they did not listen to you Mom. Bet they will now!!

Purrs Mickey

Too Cute Pugs said...

Wow! Good thing nobody got hurt.

We just had a tree man come to look at our trees too. It's going to cost a lot to get them fixed up but totally worth it. We had so much wind this past winter, we wouldn't have been surprised if big branches didn't break off and bash into the house.

We're glad you and your neighbors are okay!
Pearl & Daisy

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

WOW! Glad you are all ok!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wowie! Were happy that everyone is ok there!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my goodness! how scary! i am so glad everyone was inside and that the tree didn't fall on the house!
wow lucky and roxy, i think you are the neigborhood lucky charms!
m & e

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Thank goodness all of the kids (PlusOne included) had gone inside where they were safe from fallin' tree limbs. Yowza!

Chrissie said...

Oh, My! I'm thankful that no one was hurt, and that the house was not damaged! And that there were no pugs hurt, either!

Team Tabby said...

We are so thankful no one got hurt! That was a very scary thing to have happened and so sudden, too.

Mindy & Moe