The tree that the storm sent right into the roof over my living room.

80 ft. tree puts hole in Oak Grove house

The tree that I had told my landlord was a safety hazard last July finally proved me correct when Saturday's 4:15 pm storm sent the 80 foot fir crashing down into my living room. Although I had planned on going straight home that afternoon after getting off of work at 3:30 pm, I felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to spend over 3 1/2 hours window shopping at two different stores. I am not a person who spends more than fifteen minutes at a store, but for some reason I found myself looking at every single can of beans at the World Market on Sunnyside.
I returned home at 6:45 pm to find my driveway blocked by trucks and vans. At first, I thought that a few branches had fallen. Then I saw the tree on my roof. Then I realized that the tree was in my roof. I had returned home right when enough of the tree had been removed to allow the front door to be pushed partially open to see the extent of the interior damage.
I was prepared for the worst. From the outside, it looked like the tree had punched through the roof right above the living room and kitchen. Amazingly, the giant hole was located right above the empty space between the bookshelves on one wall and the seating area on the other side. The large mirror, located mere inches area from the hanging 2-by-4 as pictured, was uninjured. In fact, only one framed mirror fell off the wall next to the front door and it received only minor chipping.
The landlord's original estimate for the length of time needed for the repairs was two days. It took over a day to remove the tree from the roof. My allergies have prevented me from removing more than just a few necessities from the building. I am currently staying in a local hotel, grateful that God spared my life and even my paltry possessions.

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Kocollins says ... on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:39 AM

Too bad the Holy Spirit couldn't convince your landlord to do something about the tree...

SignsReverywhere says ... on Friday, May 8 at 7:49 AM

The tree fell because a hovering UFO was over your home attempting to make a crop circle. I've been informed by inside contacts that something went wrong and these UFOs went off course. Contact Area51 for reimbursement at 1-800-UFO-HELP.

Maxtor Man says ... on Tuesday, May 5 at 5:41 AM

I sense a lawsuit in the making here against the neglectful landlord. Can't blame the renter.

Spider says ... on Monday, May 4 at 1:04 PM

Darwin missed.

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