First I’m sorry I have not been around. The virus had really taken a hold of me. It took some time to recovery…..
Then the hurricane hits.
We had ourshare of rain and wind but nothing to get panicked over or so we thought.
Sunday night thetail end of the hurricane ends up causing our trees to snap and our power to go out here in New Jersey.
I had heard a noise in my backyard. A tree starts to make a cracking sound and some of the limbs fall off into my neighbor’s yard. It just misses their home. Thank GOODNESS!!! I saw the limbs fall. It was as ifthey were falling in slow motion but in reality they came down in seconds.Let’s just say it’s one of the hardest things to watch.
A half hour later atree falls roots and all across the street right onto my neighbor’s home. It could have wipedout their home. Luckily another tree in its path stopped it from fallingthrough their home.
The sound ofcracking trees is still so vivid in my mind. The same thing happened 15 monthsago from heavy rain and wind.
Sure our trees sway with the wind but uproot or brakealmost never. I hope this is the last of it.
Pictures of my tree. It broke in three places.
Here is my yard – the middle maple tree is the one that caused all the damage. We will have it removed this fall.
One of the large branches broke our fence.
Here are the rest of the branches that fell into our neighbor’s yard.
The tree limbs fell so close to their house. My husband cut down the branches that were up against their home.
We will be clearing Al’s yard today. My husband just got a new chainsaw chain.
~ Across the street ~
My neighbor’s house.
Here you can see how large the tree was. It engulfed their home. The tree was now in the back and the front of their home.
A large crane was used to remove their tree.
The tree was finally removed yesterday. It destroyed their roof in many places. This picture just shows one area.
I hope they can cover the roof soon. We are due for more rain this weekend.
We had lost power due to the storm and are so lucky to have it backon. My neighbors and friends only blocks away still have no power. ThankGod we are all okay.
I have been on pins and needles not knowing if my family inNorth Carolina made it through. God is good as they are fine and unharmed.
Turning on the news makes it all so real. I’m so sad for all the deaths the hurricane has caused. My heart goes out to you if you lost a loved one.
Life is too short not to pick up the phone and tell your family and friends how much they mean to you.
I’ll be back after I clean up the yard.