Weekending | Tracie Everyday: Weekending

Monday, August 3, 2015


This weekend was a little all over the place. 

On Saturday, there was a weird cloudburst that came through our neighborhood, but seemingly nowhere else... 

Let me give some backstory, when we moved in we had 2 trees removed and part of our neighbors tree that was over our garage. In January, we had a new roof put on our house. Then, a few weeks ago we had a tree in our front yard split in half, so we had it and a tree in our backyard removed so that they wouldn't fall on our house. 

Ok, fast forward to this weekend. Well, back to the cloudburst- in the backyard we heard hisses and pops and saw bright flashes, the neighbors trees in the back had flown apart all Twister style and landed on the power line, there was electricity running bad and forth on her line. Then, we hear a big crash, look around and see nothing in our yard. It starts sprinkling and we see the fire department, so we go out. We look up- part of a neighbors tree feel on our house. This doesn't sound like a big deal... Or even look like that big of a deal....

Until you see the roof of the garage from the inside... 

Yes, that small 20 foot branch pierced, lanced even, our brand new roof. WTF?! So, we had to call our insurance and see how they wanted us to proceed. Essentially we were on our own, they don't have a preferred vendor, which shocked me. Either way, we got that shit figured out and now we are waiting for our roofing company to call back to give us an estimate on fixing our roof before another random cloudburst occurs.

That essentially was the hilight of our weekend. I joined Costco on Friday and did nothing all day on Sunday.

How was yours?! 


  1. Oh man!!! You guys cannot get a break with the trees, can you???? Shouldn't your neighbor be responsible with their insurance for the damage since the tree was from their property and not yours? I hate insurance stuff. I hate it so much.

  2. Is the neighbor responsible sine it was his/her tree??? Hopefully!

  3. Ugh that is no fun at all! Hope it gets covered by insurance and fixed son!

  4. Oh no I am so sorry that tree fell on your house :( Chelsea @thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  5. holy crap! after you took all the precautions on your own land the dang neighbor's tree falls over? yikes! Time to move! JK. trish - tales from trish

  6. Oh no!!! I was seriously concerned this might happen to us last night with the crazy 2 am winds. Hope you get it resolved quick and that you were still able to have some fun this weekend!


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