Sunday, August 28, 2011
Whoops.. there goes another rubber tree plant...
Yes, we watched out for hurricane Irene and knew when the winds in our area would start placing us at risk. What I forgot (happens too often, now) was that I always park all the vehicles in a parking deck or out on the open street where big stuff can't fall on them. I did not consider that my neighbor had a defective tree that would break off at the spot. It could have fallen in any of the other 358 degrees of direction and would not have bothered anything but these 3 degrees.. crap!
I guess this is what you call a sacrificial Van. The '93 Aerostar took all of the hit from the tree and the Smart was just trapped by the branches until I cut them off. No damage to it.
The dent in the van's windshield frame and the bullseye pattern in the driver's side of the glass is surprising little damage given the size of the tree. The bad news is.. no comprehensive insurance due to the age.
This, plus the windshield wiper motor stripping its gears on the Truck as I started to move the RV, has delayed our departure yet another day or so.
But no one was injured by Irene and no serious damage so.. there is the lemonade.