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Thread: High winds, downed tree, hole in roof and broked rafters. What more can go wrong??

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    Well, the bad weather finally hit us last night. I was rudely awakened, at 130 am, by what I thought was a lightning strike, sounding like a gunshot. When I walked into our living room, I could see nothing out the window, because the wind was blowing the rain so hard, it was like a blizzard. So, I stepped into the front room to see if things were ok there, and I discovered that I really had a dropped ceiling. And then, it started leaking in my bedroom, so, I had to abandon my place of rest.

    I got ready to leave for work this morning, after waking my DH, who slept through the whole thing, LOL, to show him what had happened in the front room. He got dressed and walked outside to see if there were any damages to the house and caught me before I left the driveway.

    Well, we had a 60>70 year old evergreen snap in half and fall on the roof of these 2 rooms. But, I still had to go to work, and that was really hard. So, DH and DSIL got out the chain saws, and tractor and loader and took the tree off the roof, to discover a hole in the roof and possibly broked rafters. And then they rolled a semi tarp over the roof, hopefully protecting the 2 rooms from further water damage. We also lost another evergreen, the same size, but it just fell in the yard, and not on anything.

    So, now I have to empty out my bedroom/office/sewing room and also the front room to put up new rafters, roofing and then new ceilings in both rooms. I think I want to run away from home right now, and then I think of all the flood victims in our state, at Bismarck and Minot, that don't even have homes to return to. I can count my blessings.

    And now I realize what is really the worst part of this whole ordeal. When I close tonight, I have to take my computer out of this room, because there are leak spots all over the ceiling, and I don't know when I can someone out to run a line to hook up in another room. I am going to miss this board. Keep us in your thoughts over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for all comments, because I won't be back for a few days.

    This is the dropped ceiling in the front room
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    This is the water creeping up to the east edge of our driveway. I can hardly back that direction any more
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    This is the top of the tree resting on the roof over my bedroom/office/sewing room and the van didn't have any damage.
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    oh my...glad you are all OK though...

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    Oh what a mess. Glad you are both okay!

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    Sorry for all your damage.But just count your blessings that you're alright.

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    God bless your heart! Hugs. U could use one!! Hurry back!

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    What a tradegy, but also you are so lucky you were'nt pinned under there. God Bless

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    Oh my!!! I am so sorry for what happened! I hope your home is fixed quickly for you. Our neighbors have HUGE trees and I am worried some day they will fall on our home.

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    Oh what a way to ruin your night. I'm so sorry about your misfortune. I hope you'll be able to get everything up and fixed soon. Try and keep you chin up.
    I'm glad nobody was harmed.

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    (((HUGS))) I am so happy to hear that no one was injured. Hoping that the repairs go smoothly for you (((HUGS)))

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    Better the roof than you! I know this is going to be very hard and certainly disheartening but remember, this too shall pass! Keeping you in my prayers.

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    glad you were all unhurt--------yes a mess to deal with--but you will---------pen = paper plan you next quilts---visit you local shops ---look at it as time out from the routine------------it soon will pass

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    Glad you are okay...sorry about your roof.

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    glad to hear you are all right. I hope it doesn't take long to get your roof fixed and all. Yes you were lucky the tree didn't land on your bed. (((((HUGS))))). Keeping you in my prayers.

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    Oh glad you're okay....other things can be fixed.

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    What a horrible wake up call, glad everyone is OK

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    so glad you are ok.

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    Oh, I have been watching you guys on the news. That was a horrible storm that went through your area. As you know our weather here in North Dakota has been just awful this year. Glad you are safe...but keep your eyes to the skies...it is not over with yet! We are in the southeast area of ND and are still cleaning up trees from 2 weeks ago!

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    At least you both did not get hurt. Boy, the stories you can tell once this is over.

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    So sorry to hear of your troubles, but happy no injuries. Take care and let us know how things are going when you can. Too funny about husband sleeping through the storm.

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    so happy everyone is ok! Sucks about the damage, hope it gets fixed up soon so you all can get back to normal. ((hugs))

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    Wow what a mess for you. Glad that only your house was hurt and not your or your hubby. So sorry for the damage sustained tho and for the time and energy its going to take to put it to rights again. Will be thinking of you.

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    so glad you and yours are safe. sending prayers to you

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    What a mess. I am thankful you are ok.

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    Oh, my, so sorry to hear and see the damage. I see all the damaged homes from storms and wonder what I would do. Sending hugs your way. This is a stressful time for you and hubby. Hope damage is restored soon. HUGS

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    I am so sorry to hear this. How frustrating. I am glad you are all right and hope the clean up and repairs go swiftly.
    hugs!

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