Friday, March 27, 2009
FAMILY AWAKENS TO BLESSING
Shortly after 7:30 a.m., the doorbell rang at the Cupit house. Laurel was excited that the princess umbrella ordered online for her yesterday was already here! Unfortunately for her, it was just the neighbor, Mr. Kevin, asking the family if they'd seen the backyard yet.
Brad, Maren, and Laurel rushed to the back to see what he was referring to. A big oak tree had come uprooted and crashed in the night. The blessing was that the only thing the tree damaged in our yard was about 3 pieces of fence. Several neighbors had more severe fence damage (from the same tree), and one neighbor's swing set was crushed.
Brad will stop at Home Depot to pick up a new chain for the chain saw this afternoon, and tomorrow the men will get to work. Eventually, the hole in the ground will have to be filled with dirt, but not until the ground dries out a little. The storms the past few days have brought so much rain that ground is fully saturated, making it easier for the trees to fall in the wind.
Had the tree fallen in any other direction, the damage would have been severe. The carport (with both cars under it) would have been crunched, or perhaps the shed could have been destroyed. The family feels blessed.