Thursday, December 8, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons....

We had the craziest wind storm last week.  The winds were hurricane level and I wouldn't have been too shocked to see a cat flying through the air.  When it was all said and done, we had this:



Yep.  Our tree fell onto our truck!  I watched it happen.  There was a huge gust and the tree just sort of laid down... on our vehicle. 
Luckily, my husband thinks of this sort of thing as a huge adventure.  Anything involving the chainsaw is an adventure.  Plus, he is really safe about it, so don't go trying this at home!  Also, we had amazing friends and neighbors who jumped right in when they heard the chainsaw going. 



And now for the lemonade.  I salvaged some branches and spruced up the front door with a lovely garland:


It's kind of tucked under the eaves so it's a bit tricky to see, but it's more of a psychological victory really.  When life gives you lemons, make a lovely garland...  Or something like that.  Happy Holidays!!!

8 comments:

Sandie said...

What a wonderful attitude and beautiful garland. Thank God it didn't fall on the house. :)

Happy in red said...

It was storming like crazy yesterday here as well. No large damages luckily. LOL@ your husband (boys and toys eh!) and I really love what you've done with the sad tree.
Esther.

Kristy said...

Wonderful! :) The garland that is...

So sorry about your truck! And totally understand the husband/chainsaw adventure thing! ;)

Amanda said...

What a poop thing to happen to your truck, but you have a fantastic attitude to the situation!

The garland looks wonderful!

Anita said...

Awe, sorry about the truck...was it damaged badly?

It was nice to read your lemonade fix. =) Hope you have a great day!

Anna said...

The truck drives just find but there are a few dings and some paint issues. All in all, I will count us pretty blessed!

The good news, the truck can be covered in either car insurance OR homeowners insurance! How often does that happen?

KellyS said...

Sorry to hear about this, but you have a great attitude! LOVE your garland.

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

Wow!! Such an awesome viewpoint on life's little mishaps! I always pray my customers can see the good things when stuff like this happens. (I'm an ins. agent... don't hate me, I'm really, really nice.. I promise!!)

LOVE the garland and So sorry about the truck!