We had a bit of a surprise Sunday evening. It was about 8:30 and we were just relaxing and getting ready to put Adilynne down for bed when we heard a loud crashing noise. To me it sounded like Sammy had ran against the door coming from the garage into the house. It scared the begibbees out of David and I. We both jumped up which then scared Adilynne and she was screaming. David opened the door to see if something had fallen in the garage and both of the dogs were looking out the dog door. David went to the laundry room and looked out the window and saw that a tree had fallen in the back yard. We put on our shoes and headed outside to see if there was any damage. From where the tree fell it probably should have fallen on the back patio or the house. We were very blessed that it didn't. The only thing that it did to the house was dent the rain gutter a little bit.
On the right side you can see where it broke then fell the other way. This is what kept it from hitting the house worse than it did.
View from the upstairs window. It was a tall tree! Where it broke off was 20-25 feet up from the ground. The trees in Washington are crazy tall!
One of our neighbors has warned us about the wind storms that we get here in the fall. He said that they usually sit in their house with hard hats on when the wind blows because they have had a tree go through their roof before. We kind of just thought he was crazy but now...not so much. Having this tree fall makes me a little nervous because it really wasn't very windy Sunday night, just a little breezy. It is supposed to be windy again this weekend so hopefully we won't repeat this.