Wednesday, August 25, 2010

There's A What On My House?

So, in yesterday's post, I mentioned a surprise party for my parents.  We were at my aunt's house about 20 minutes away from home for the party.  We left my aunt's house around 6:30 and headed home to get ready for the Dallas Cowboy game.  My nachos were cooking in the crockpot.  We reserved a movie for the kids so we could actually watch the game without pausing it every 2 minutes.  I was soooo looking forward to a night on the couch with my sweet Hubby, eating my nachos, screaming at the TV, etc.  We were about 5 miles from home when my cell phone rang.  I didn't recognize the number.  I started not to answer it because I've been getting a lot of calls from credit card companies urging us to buy credit life protection plans, etc.  Anyway....I answered.  The man asked for me by name.  I told him it was me and got ready for the speech I was sure I was about to hear.  Then he identified himself as Officer Booher.  I just knew he was about to tell me our house alarm was going off, but instead he told me we had a tree on our house.  "I have a what on my house?"  I asked.  You have to understand that we have zero trees in my yard, except a 4 foot maple we recently REplanted for the third time because storms keep taking them out.  Anyway, he explained to me that our neighbor's tree had taken out my fence and landed on the back of our house.  I told him we were a few minutes away and told Hubby to head straight for home instead of stopping to get the kids' movie we had reserved at Redbox. 

We drove home on the road that comes up behind our house.  It's on a hill and plain as day, you could see a big ole tree was on top of my roof.  FABULOUS! 

My fence.  My neighbor's tree.

Nice, huh?

So, I finally got the tree guys out here today.  They had to wait for the crain to be available.  Bless their little hearts.  They worked soooo haard today. 

Don't they look like they're working hard??  I mean they really worked up a sweat.  I should've offered them a glass of tea or something.  (Hubby piled up all the toys to mow last week in case your wondering if we make our kids climb on top of the table to ride in that car).

Does this picture look kind of funny to you?  Here's the deal.  I was unloading the dishwasher while they were out back working so hard.  I was dying to take pictures so I could share this exciting experience with y'all, but I didn't want to get caught taking pictures.  I didn't want them to think I was some kind of weird stalker lady who has a thing for guys with chainsaws or something freaky like that.  So, I put the camera on top of a box in the window and as I was doing the dishes, I'd just push the button every once in awhile and take a picture.  The pictures aren't great because they're taken through the screen and the window, but at least they won't see me taking pictures of them and think I'm completely NUTS!

CRAP!  BUSTED!  Now they think I'm a FREAK!  Oh well!  Maybe I should've suggested they take a dip in our fancy pool (the yellow one behind him) since they worked so hard.  Nah.  Then they would've really thought I was a freak!

So, anyway, they got the tree off the roof and now I'm literally waiting for the framer to get here to give me an estimate on fixing my joists, etc. that the tree broke - and roofer - and the fence guy - and the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker.  FUN!  So, I have done NOTHING cool and crafty to share this week....YET!  But, I do have a project planned for the next few days.  Fingers crossed.

Have a great day!



  1. ugh!
    Kinda funny you were 'busted' taking pictures :)

    LOVE the toys stacked kids would have a good time climbing the table to get in the car - haha!

  2. :( No. fun. Hope things settle down for you very soon!

  3. I'm hoping that your neighbor has good home owner's insurance? That is a bummer....I'm so glad you are able to laugh and enjoy this weird happening! God gives us get through all the fun stuff!

  4. From the looks of him, I think that guy is thinking "oh yeah, I know you like what you see!".
    What a mess! If it makes you feel any better, a family from our church got a call while they were on vacation this summer that their house burned down!

  5. I'm going to have to start with a hug and sympathy for the tree falling on your house. It's bad enough when it's your OWN tree.

    But can I have permission to laugh about being busted trying to take pictures? I'm still giggling as I type this because that was so funny!! That is exactly what would happen to me.

    I guess we bloggers not only need to wear buttons, but our houses should have signs of disclaimer on them as well.

    How about :"WARNING: Blog worthy activity will be monitored by surveillance devices"

    Hope you get the framing done pronto!

  6. I'm so sorry about your house. What a pain! My BFF has been living with her mom since June when a tree fell through her roof into her computer room. Her house is condemned!

  7. Now that's a tree...good luck.