Saturday, January 05, 2008

We're still alive:)

Ok, quick recap of last night's events. It was stormy all day and there was a wind advisory issued for our area because gusts were up to 60 mph. Steve got the generator ready and flashlights out and we all played with the flashlights in the dark in the masterbedroom for a while. Head back into the livingroom and about 20 minutes later, around 7:15pm, we hear a loud boom and the house shakes. I immediately send the girls to the bench by the front door and we see the tree sticking through the hallway ceiling. We thought that was bad enough but were in for a big surprise when we checked out the rest of the house. Our master bathroom is pretty much ruined, just a few bits of ceiling left. Steve and our friend, Travis spent over an hour on the roof, in the rain last night putting a tarp over all the holes. We slept in the front half of the house and luckily the rain pretty much stopped over night so things didn't get any worse. Now we're just waiting to hear back from insurance agents this morning. Keep your fingers crossed that fixing this won't be anymore difficult that it needs to be (yeah, wishful thinking). The tree is in our neighbors yard and one of his other trees fell on our other neighbor's house two years ago. Nice.

4 comments:

Shana said...

I'm glad you guys are alright physically, but I just can't imagine going through the whole ordeal. I feel so bad that this has happened. Hopefully the insurance will help you asap (and its not like that commercial on tv with the ficus only being covered). Please keep updating your blog. You'll get through it, but it's definitely going to be a pain in the ass...

Kelci said...

A little update. We just talked to our agent and he said an adjuster will be by on Monday. Monday?! We have a tree in our house...in three different rooms. Apparently that's not an emergency claim. Anyway, our insurance agent claims that the neighbor isn't responsible because the tree fell due to a natural cause, wind, and his insurance won't be responsible unless the tree was dying, neglected, etc. Ummmmmm, did you not hear us when we said one of his other trees fell on our neighbor's house two years ago? Might that indicate he wasn't caring for them properly? Anyhow, I was doing ok but now I'm getting upset. Our policy covers living expenses and he said to just keep our receipts. Sorry, we're on one income, we can't just pack up and go to a hotel for week and figure out how to pay for it later. I'm rambling now. I'm pissed off and freaking out.

Jennifer said...

omg! this is crazy!!! The wind was blowing like crazy here too yesterday but no freakin trees fell through our roof. I wish we could help somehow. You are more than welcome here, though thst would be a pretty far commute for steve. :) Let me know if there is anything we can really do. love you guys!

Kristi said...

Holy crapola! I'm glad you guys are okay, but DAMN! That sucks, too, about having to wait until Monday for the insurance adjusters to come! I hope that it all works out in your favor...with minimal out-of-pocket.