A little update

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

UPDATED UPDATE: I drove up to my house this morning, another tree fell to the back of the house. Amazing that this one just brushed the house, branches are up against the house but no damage at all. As with the others up on the hill, I have no power. We are safe and sound, we all appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Some didn't fare as well, I know our own Sheldon Neal has a tree that did damage to his house but they are safe. I know Donna Bidga had to evacuate, and I fear flooding over in that neck of the woods. And our New York and New Jersey friends, who knows yet. I am sorry for all the loss, and pray that you are all doing well. This was the scariest thing I have been through in a long, long time. Thank you everyone!

We were all hunkered down, ready for what was to come. I had hard boiled eggs, boiled taters, bread, more peanut butter and jelly than we could eat in a month, enough bread, chips, water, juice boxes, flashlights, batteries, candles, you get the point.

And then it happened. A large pine tree next to the house came down. It cracked at the base and landed on the peak of the house. It sat there for about 10 minutes, then it rolled off into the front yard.

The damage was minimal, I was amazed. We didn't lose power, it didn't break the roof, it did cause a few shingles to pucker up a bit. But on the whole, it was pretty amazing.

But.... the wind was howling, the tree limbs were blowing off and all over the yard. The remaining pine trees were making horrible noises as they swayed and bent in the relentless winds.

We gave up and left. I hope when I return no more trees came down. A friend told me an angel was watching over us and she just might be right.

I know so many people had to leave their homes, the tides are rising, the danger is very real and very scary. To all that are facing this horrible storm I hope you are safe. We can replace our homes, but we cannot replace ourselves. It is not a good feeling, but it will pass.

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Rainmaker
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker
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I am sorry for your losses.  It is always sad when a storm takes away so much.  In the battle against nature...nature always wins!! Good Luck on any rebuilding you havbe to do as a result of the storm and aftermath!

Oct 31, 2012 03:36 PM #98
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Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

A little shingle damage is a pretty good deal out of a tree falling on the roof. Glad it wasn't worse.

Oct 31, 2012 05:41 PM #99
Rainmaker
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!

I have been wondering how you are doing.  Will  keep you in our thoughts and prayers..

Oct 31, 2012 07:14 PM #100
Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Thanks for the update.  Our thought and prayers continue for you and all those that were impacted by Sandy.  One positive is seeint that the president and Christy have put politics aside to assist those in need.  I wish more politicians would do this!

Oct 31, 2012 07:38 PM #101
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Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Andrea,

Glad to hear that you and your family are getting through this mess with minor difficulties.  You all are in my prayers for continued peace.

Oct 31, 2012 09:26 PM #102
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Joan Pearsall
Best View Imaging - Worcester, MA
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Glad to hear that you are safe and sound.  

Nov 01, 2012 01:51 AM #103
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Andrea,

That big pine tree touch you in a different way - didn't it? Was it an accident or a wake-up call. I think no matter where we were, in the path of Sandy or not, it was a wake-up call. There's something more powerful than Democrats or Republicans, isn't there?

I'm glad your safe and your house had minimal damage. Congratulations on the FEATURE. I'm wishing you and all the people directly impacted by Sandy strength, courage and prosperity.

Nov 01, 2012 02:25 AM #104
Rainmaker
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
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Andrea. Thank you for the update and I am so happy that you are safe and warm. Please keep us posted.
Nov 01, 2012 03:18 AM #105
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Tamara Inzunza
RE/MAX Executives / www.MovingToNova.com / 703-623-8759 - Alexandria, VA
Homes for Sale In Alexandria VA & South County

Thank you for keeping us posted.  It is such a blessing that you still have a home.  Watching the news really makes you realize how grateful we are.  Our lights only flickered, and that's it.  It will be a long road to recovery for many.

Nov 01, 2012 03:41 AM #106
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Debbie Gartner
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Thx for the update.  Yesterday was weird driving around.  So many trees down and in the wires.  A bit scary.  Thx for the update on those Rainers and I hope they are okay.  I know Kristine Ginsberg is still without power, but she is okay.

Nov 01, 2012 03:47 AM #107
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Carolyn Nelson
Online REPA - Durham, NC
REO, Short Sales & Closing Coordinator/Client Serv

Glad to hear that you are ok. Even though it looks bad, it could have been worst. I've been trying to reach a client in Rhode Island for several days, no luck.

Nov 01, 2012 04:47 AM #108
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Michael Setunsky
Michael's Commercial LLC - Woodbridge, VA
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Andrea, thanks for the update. Glad to hear there was no damage to your home.

Nov 01, 2012 05:34 AM #109
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Yikes....

Nov 01, 2012 05:47 AM #110
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Hurt, VA

Andrea-So glad to hear you and your family are safe and there was minimal damage to the house. Thank you for mentioning Sheldon being OK. I watched a 20/20 special last night and there was certainly lots of different kinds of damage. Fire, snow and rain. That is wild. Be safe and my prayers are with you

Nov 01, 2012 05:50 AM #111
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Scott Fogleman
Witt-Fogleman Team 434-941-8847 - Forest, VA
Witt-Fogleman, Inc. - Bedford, Lynchburg, and Roan

Glas you are doing fine and didnt get hit to bad...

Nov 01, 2012 05:52 AM #112
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Sharon Kowitz
Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Wow, someone is watching over you! How very lucky you are, stay safe. 

Nov 01, 2012 07:07 AM #113
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Richard Bazinet /MBA
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Andrea - glad to hear you are safe and sound. Great disaster preparation and planning from your part as well. Keep us updated...

Nov 01, 2012 08:18 AM #114
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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
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Andrea, I'm glad to hear that you and your family are safe. Hope the clean up goes well when you return home. 

Nov 01, 2012 10:53 AM #115
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
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Andrea, glad to hear that you and your family are safe. Sometimes it is best to leave and find shelter elsewhere. Here in Florida we are all sympathizing we everyone who has been affected by this storm event.
Nov 01, 2012 11:10 AM #116
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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As a side note, I am thinking about leaving the tree out front and decorating it for Christmas.... because the back yard alone will take months to clean up!

Might as well go with the flow.....

Nov 01, 2012 07:40 PM #117
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