Uh oh is right! For the first time since April, DFW had a severe storm with high winds. That last storm we had resulted in this:
Yes, that's the same tree. Of course, this situation was much scarier because it actually fell on the house this time. We were pretty nervous about the damage, but it seems like the gutter took the brunt of the impact.
That gives you a nice view of the poor tree in the reflection. Here's a closer view:
Yikes. Maybe we should get some sort of tree expert out to the house to see if this tree is sick and weak? We're thinking it might have some sort of disease that is making it vulnerable to the high winds.
Now there are two lone branches remaining:
Even though the branch fell on the house this time, we feel very fortunate and blessed that the damage seems to be contained to the gutter. Hopefully we can get that repaired soon, but the question remains about how to handle this tree. Should we take it out? Keep it? We really aren't sure yet.
In other house news, Scott has been hard at work since last Friday. We were able to finish the bedroom floors before I left, and it looks awesome. I'll share those photos soon, of course. I guess he got bored once I left, because he immediately started demolishing the guest bathroom. We now have a new bathtub installed, and right now Scott and my brother are working on putting down the new tile floor. Before the end of the day, the new vanity and toilet should be installed. Exciting times for the bathroom!
The tub installation story comes with a bad plumber experience, which I'll share once the bathroom is done. Let's just say it was a "you get what you pay for" situation, if you know what I mean!
Anyway, I got back last night and I'm working on some new posts. I'll get them up as soon as possible.