Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Timberrr!

I'm thinking about changing my name to Chicken Little. Yesterday was very windy here in Rhode Island. During my morning walk with my friend, Amy, we were nearly hit by a rather large pine branch. When I say nearly, I mean really close. The branch hit no more than five feet behind us. It fell from a very tall tree and if it had hit us we would both be having pine needles removed from our gray matter. Needless to say, we walked the rest of the way home down the middle of the street. I didn't give the incident any more thought until later that afternoon. I was returning home from running some errands and I noticed that my daughter's car was parked in the street and not in our driveway as usual. As I got closer to our house I saw why. A 40 foot tall pine tree that had been in our side yard had been uprooted and was now lying across the yard and into the driveway. Fortunately, it missed hitting the garage.

I think the Universe is trying to send me a message. My optimistic side thinks it's trying to tell me I'm lucky. But my pessimistic side is telling me to buy a hard hat!











11 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness. That's crazy. Thank goodness nobody was hurt!

Gamma Sharon said...

Oh my Gosh!!!! Wow, the wind was blowing that hard! So glad you weren't hurt on your walk... I think my name would be Chicken Little too!

Sandy said...

Yikes! How are getting rid of it?

boliyou said...

Yikes! Glad you escaped unharmed!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! That's freaky! Any idea why that happened??

Sue Jackson said...

Oh, my gosh!! Thank goodness no one was hurt, Pam. I hope you don't have too much trouble getting it out of the way. We've lost trees before - it's a lot of work chopping it up and moving it.

Thinking of you -

Sue

Gail Foelsch said...

I'm so glad you are OK and that the tree fell before Katie pulled into the driveway. Our local paper yesterday had a story of a family who had just pulled up in front of their house and a tree fell on the car. Both parents ended up in the hospital and their 2 yr old died.

Gail

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I won't say, things come in threes! Won't say that.

Don't you hate when trees get blown over. Such a sad sight. Where is your snow? Reminds me of living in Connecticut. We were so close to Long Island Sound, we rarely had snow in our yard for long, in spite of all those snowy photos.

Anita said...

Wow how freaky. Last year a jogger was killed here when a tree fell on her, it was so bizarre,
I just love the way your house looks....good lucking taking care of the tree.......firewood to save for next year

injaynesworld said...

What a pretty house you have. So sorry about the tree. We had some pretty narly winds here in California last week, too. Thanks for stopping by injaynesworld and commenting about "That Special Dress". I've had so many requests for a photo that I'll probably post some on tomorrow. I just didn't want it to seem like a vanity piece. I like your writing, too and still stop by again. - Jayne

ModernMom said...

That is just a wee bit scary!

 

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