Sunday, May 15, 2011

OMG. A tree fell on our house today. In our house. On and then in.



Ben I were standing in the kids' room this morning frantically cleaning for an open house we had this afternoon (that people actually came to this time!!), and we had a conversation about how we'd like to have more plants in the new house when we move because we only have 3 in this whole house.

Then we heard a horrible, rumbling, prolonged crash, and the house shook a little. Because, you know, a fucking TREE fell through the roof. Plant problem=solved.

And then I realized what I will miss about living in a condo: not being responsible for anything that happens outside. We called the condo management company's emergency line (after a brief debate during which we came to our senses and realized a fucking tree falling on the house was an emergency), and 20 minutes later, tree guys were there to haul it away. Roofers (and I hope drywallers) to follow tomorrow. Landscapers after that. Easy peasy. Thank god we weren't playing outside.

At first, we thought the inside of the house was spared, but then Harry emerged from his toy closet with some drywall and roof in his hands.



Oh, and no. It wasn't stormy. Just a little breezy. The tree was really old and totally rotten because its trunk was home to about 40 billion ants who have since been released INTO OUR YARD. Um. Shit.

This picture is teeming with ants and ant clusters.

11 comments:

Kim said...

OMG is right. That is insane. And also slightly funny that you were talking about plants inside. Glad it is easy to take care of and hope the open house produces a byer!

Becca said...

HOLY CRAP. That is insane! Glad everyone is alright. Except all those ants.

Anonymous said...

so glad you are covered on the damages..be sure in the new house you a good insurance policy, ours covers such accidents...Bomma

lonek8 said...

first, I am obviously glad that everyone is okay. but mostly I'm glad that the tree fell on your condo, and not your new house, which is what I first thought when I saw the headline.

sarah said...

GAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! Holes in your roof & ants!!!! Holy crap!!!! That is crazy!!! So glad no one was hurt!

Tripod said...

So, did you get an offer?

Virginia said...

Holy crap!!!! So glad you were all inside and not by that wall the tree tried to climb into your home through. And the ant thing? Ick!

Courtney Walsh said...

Oh my gosh!! That's insane! I think it's crazy that it wasn't even storming. Adam and my dad were cutting down a tree at our first house and it swung the wrong way and landed right on the house (over the master bathroom.) That was fun. They spent the whole week fixing it...what a mess!

So nice you can just call someone to take care of that! When do you guys move?

AJU5's Mom said...

I think this makes me glad we don't have any trees ANYWHERE near our house that could do any real damage. That is scary! Hopefully the repairs go well and if anything "improve" the house...

Kim said...

Yikes -- how scary! I am glad that no one was hurt and that repair crews were there quickly.

Brendan Gertner said...

Whoa, that's just crazy. You could never expect a tree crashing on the house... it's a shame that the tree crashed, since it looked pretty big and old. It's also pretty scary for a tree to come falling down, since it is pretty big, right? Thankfully, no one was hurt from this mess and the roof and house would be fixed...