Well, do you want me to just drive on?

We were southbound on N. Maple, just coming up to our street. The GG snorted out a little laugh but we did make the turn into the Landfill neighborhood, having some idea of what we were returning home to. A quick interior inspection revealed that the only *visible* damage was to Mouse’s celing and wall. Mouse, it didn’t ruin any important possessions that I can see. And power is out to Mouse’s room (er, not, the impact apparently shook the light bulb out of commission) but everything else seems to work. Except that we aren’t connected to the Internet, which is why I’m stealing bandwith from a neighbor. But we’re here and, yes, it’s a mess, and I have to go call The Commander.

Update: Actually, we do have internet again, courtesy of the GG’s cabling skills. But he says we still have to call Com-you-know-what and he thinks they might not be happy about the do-it-yourself technique. I figger what the hell, the last time we needed Com-you-know-what to come out here, they sent a serial killer. As in, “I am NOT going in the BASEMENT with him!!!” Yes, he was that scary.

Another update: Rafters, trusses, and walls are broken in Mouse’s room. Rafters are pushed down into the walls. Oh yeah, there doesn’t seem to be any water damage. So one good thing.

5 Responses to “Well, do you want me to just drive on?”

  1. Sam Says:

    Hallelujah! It could have been so very much worse! Hope the rest of it goes smoothly (well, within the scope of reality)….

  2. Webmomster Says:

    Still, *OUCH*!!!!

    Good luck!!

  3. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Broken rafters and trusses – doesn’t sound good to me. Hopefully it won’t mean a major repair job. Sometimes these things balloon into a much larger project than anticipated. (I speak from experience!) I hope that I’m wrong, unless you were hoping to redecorate/add a room – whatever. In any case, it sounds like you don’t have any water damage from the weekend rain. That is good.

  4. Aimee Nassoiy Says:

    I’m so glad that you weren’t home when the tree fell. My neighbors on Lopez were trying to sleep in a windstorm when a tree fell on their roof. The girls were young, and my partner at the time carried them across the back pasture to a safe sleep in our house. Now the girls are grown, like our kids, but they still vividly remember that night.
    Good luck with all the repairs. And keep an eye on Frooog who might just let his imagination run with the new “skylight” possibilities.. .

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