Close Call

We experienced a big rain storm last weekend, watched our neighbor’s tree fall (across from our house), as we happened to be outside at the time. So we watched and ran to the house, trying not to be its landing target. With all dramatics aside, it was very surreal, and if our neighbor hadn’t of come over to warn us at the time that she did, things may have turned out tragically different. The tree literally fell about 30 seconds later!

But prior to hearing the cracks in the falling tree, we lost power, which was off for over 24 hours. We didn’t complain though. Instead, we were grateful that no one was hurt and no property was damaged. As for the power being out Saturday evening, we ate by candlelight and lanterns, read, talked, and played board games. It was actually a nice evening of disconnect from technology and reconnect with family. This “excitement” offered a new perspective to be thankful for the comforts we do have, for timing being fortunately precise when it should be, and for those public works employees who show diligence in getting life back to normal.

I hope this post finds you all feeling good and happy as this new year begins to unfold.

Sending lots of love, Lauren β™₯

22 thoughts on “Close Call

  1. It was a heck of a storm. We had a number of trees come down in our area, but no one was hurt. Up in the hills a number of roads had mudslides and closures, but it could have been much worse.

    Glad to hear you folks are okay.

    1. Thanks, Andrew, and I’m glad no one was hurt in your area either. We need the rain, but enough is enough, especially when it starts causing mudslides and floods, etc. Now we have about four dry days and it’s great to see the sunshine.

    1. Thanks, Scott, it was pretty unreal, to say the least. Actually, a woman about an hour from us in the same storm was hit by a falling tree and killed. So we were lucky! I’m thankful to be able to tell about it. πŸ™‚

  2. That was close! o_O I am glad that your car made it through!…
    As to the power outage; It seems it was a good thing at the end. A moment to disconnect from technology and reconnect with family, as you say… ThatΒ΄s something priceless! πŸ˜€
    Sending love and best wishes dear Lauren. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks, Aquileana! Yes, it was a miracle that none of us were hurt and our cars were fine. Luckily, it fell at an angle and didn’t touch our neighbor’s house either. If it had fallen straight across, we would’ve been hit and our cars/carport would’ve been crushed. It was all in the timing, which is profound because most things in life occur and timing is key. πŸ™‚ The power outage was fine; we’re campers, so we had all the necessary stuff to get through it. Love and hugs to you! β™₯

  3. You just never know what might happen. Like you said, it was very fortunate that it didn’t turn out much worse. I’m glad you and everyone else is fine, and that only property was damaged.

    1. Thanks Binky, and actually no property was damaged either. So our neighbors house and our house and cars made it through without a scratch. 😊 It’s nice to have some sunshine to dry out things for a few days now, too.

  4. Wow! That was a close call, Lauren. I’m so glad everyone is safe. Being online and computer time are all wonderful, but they do tend to erode family time. Happy New Year, dear Lauren. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Michelle! The outcome was great in every way. Happy New Year to you, too, and I hope you’ve had less “excitement” than we’ve had! 😊 Many hugs! ❀

  5. “I hope this post finds you all feeling good and happy as this new year begins to unfold. Sending lots of love, Lauren β™₯”

    And similar, yourself and yours. Cracking on otherwise, thanks. πŸ™‚

  6. Yikes, that sounds like it was quite the storm (and the photos say so much!!). I’m glad you are safe ❀ I hope your 2017 is going well and hugs as we step into the month of March tomorrow πŸ™‚

    1. I guess I’ve had some excitement this year, Eric. 😦 But, thank you! It was obviously amazing that no one was hurt or no property was damaged. Our neighbor’s trees are now trimmed and healthier; sometimes, it takes a big event like this to open the eyes. πŸ™‚ Anyway, have a wonderful day, my friend.

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