When I last posted, we had a pretty decent windstorm coming through. The sky turned black, the temps dropped and the trees began whipping around.
I went and napped.
When I got up, Demon had mopped the kitchen floor and had started picking up in the living room. She said that a First Responder fire truck was parked in the middle of the road at the end of our block, and had been there since 4:30. It was almost 7 at that time. We stepped out into the driveway to take a look, and couldn't see much.
Being time for food, we loaded up in the car and tried to drive down there to see what was going on. I know, I know....ambulance chasers r us. But they weren't actively involved in lifesaving....just sitting there.
What we found was a rather large section of greenery that used to occupy a much higher space. Apparently a tree came down onto a power line.
We turned around, stopped by a neighbor to explain what had happened, since they were out of town, and went to the store. The First Responder left while we'd been talking to the neighbor and the road was clear, so on the way home we drove past.
The tree that used to live there is no longer. And they were dammned lucky that the wind was blowing the direction it was, because it could have very easily fallen on the house.
The trunk on this tree had to be some 3 feet in diameter. It was not a small tree.
As for the Casa, we seem to have escaped damage for the most part. A few branches down, nothing major. But out by the shop is an old cottonwood tree. Most of it seems to still be there. The rest of it is in the creek, dangling from the tree itself.
If the tree is outside the back fence, then the city has to take care of it. If it's on our side of the fence, it's our responsibility.
I am praying it's on the city's side.