If a Tree Falls on the House, Does Anyone Hear It?

Yes, Dear Reader, yes we did hear the trees.  You may have heard of the Great Houston Floods of April, 2016.  It was a Carpenters-worthy Rainy Day Monday.

We’re smack-dab in the middle of this weather phenomenon, but being the unicorns that we are, our experience is trees falling on us and bringing water in through holes in the roof, rather than the rising water that our fellow citizens are experiencing.

We had a rather exciting time in the wee hours of Monday morning.  Mother Nature decided we had too many pine trees, and it was time to address that situation, immediately!  Here are some photos.  And lest you think we are ingrates, I must say that we are feeling incredibly blessed that no people or pets were harmed. Property damage can be repaired.  Living beings are a little harder to replace.

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It gives “Lean in” a new meaning
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More trees visible from the front
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Debris
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I love the flowers beneath the rubble; there’s hope
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Big trees making a symbol
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The fence couldn’t withstand the forces of flowing water
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The greenhouse is damaged but still stands

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This tree just missed the house and the fence
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There goes the barbecue and the smoker
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The pool equipment “skirt” needs mending, but only after the tree goes!
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Just missed the pool equipment!
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A “T” for a tree

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The view from the back 40

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It’s a mess
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Surveying the damage
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Talavera planters will have to be replaced; they are so cheerful
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The outdoor dining table is no more
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It used to be the outdoor kitchen
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Just missed the bench Dad made

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A tangle of trees

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We might just need to listen to the Carpenters to get our blues on.

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