Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Two years later…


You can’t see it very well in this photo, but there is a large broken branch hanging from the circled treetop. The shot was taken a couple of days after the Jan. 27-28, 2009 ice storm that paralyzed northeast Arkansas and left a swath of devastation from Oklahoma to West Virginia.

The branch was one of several “hangers” that have dangled from trees all over our 1.23 acres. This one was over the west end of our house.

We were watching TV about 10:15 p.m. yesterday when we heard a horrendous crash and thump. I knew immediately what had happened.

We took flashlights to the attic to make sure we didn’t have a tree limb through the roof. We didn’t.

We found the branch in several pieces on the ground with a few bits still on the roof, but no apparent roof damage.

It could have been much worse.

Actually, it seems kind of trivial compared with what our friends and family are enduring up north.

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