Saturday, December 16, 2006

40 - 50 mph winds 1, house 0.

Last Thursday evening Oregon and Washington had high winds of 40-50 miles per hour in our area. Winds were higher on the coast, and down at Mount Hebo Oregon the wind even got up to 110 mph.

About 9:30 pm Thursday night we heard one loud crack and a tree came down on our eaves and roof. We had to bend down to get out of the house. Fortunately the tree only broke the front eave and a bunch of the gutter. We spent much of the day trying to find someone to give us an estimate to take the tree down from our house and cart it away. They won't be over until tomorrow and the estimator won't be over until Tuesday. It seems like a lot of other people have the same problem from the wind and the rain.

Even though things range from irritating to mildly frustrating we have a lot to be thankful for. We didn't get flooded. We don't have rain coming down in our house. We still have our roof. No tree has totaled our house like trees did some houses. We weren't killed or injured.

Praise God for what we do have and what didn't happen to us. Praise God for our not being injured or killed.

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