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

November 01, 2012 07:07 AM
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Andrea - glad to hear you are safe and sound. Great disaster preparation and planning from your part as well. Keep us updated...

November 01, 2012 08:18 AM
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Maria Morton
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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. 

November 01, 2012 10:53 AM
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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.
November 01, 2012 11:10 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
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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.....

November 01, 2012 07:40 PM
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