Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kansas

Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I think I became Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
It was very windy here and I had to go outside many times yesterday to pick up trash and various things blowing into the yard and out of the yard.
At one point I jumped out of my skin. It was quiet the kids were playing nicely for a change and I hear this loud crashing sound. I did a quick check around the inside of the house, then thought maybe the satellite blew off the roof. I went out back to see a trampoline about 3 feet from my door. It damaged a few boards on my fence, the side of my house, the downspout in several areas and my grill. At this point I hear my neighbor outside her place and I walk over to see it had also hit her house.
She helped me move the trampoline over a few feet because if it would have blown around anymore it would have done more damage to my house. One of the pipes that was still attached was very close to the living room window. I am amazed that one of the pipes that had already broken off didn't go through my window.
Last night Kris tried to go see the owner of the new but now mangled contraption but there was no one home. So as far as I know they still have no clue as to what happened.
So I guess I won't be grilling out for a while and I am really grateful that no one was hurt. One funny thing about the whole situation was Zack. When he saw the Trampoline out the window he got all happy and said "mom we go jump?" 1. I didn't even know he knew what a trampoline was. 2. He obviously didn't get that it is bent all to heck and I don't think anyone will be jumping on it.

2 comments:

Kristin said...

Hope the wind has settled a bit today.

Tracey said...

Yikes! Glad it didn't do more damage than it did! Those things are bad news in windy storms.