Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tree Branch of Doom

It's been storming here a lot recently.

That means bad light for pictures... long bouts of vertigo (I get horribly dizzy when the air pressure changes, due to a sensitive inner ear)...

And, apparently, tree branches that have it out for me.

Don't even think about getting out of the car... Apparently.

Seriously, I ran errands with my friend yesterday... When we got home, it was raining so hard that I decided to wait in the car for the rain to ease up just a bit.

It's a good thing I did, too, because this branch came crashing down--on the car, and right where I would have been standing.

Branch seen through the windshield.

Thankfully, both I and the car escaped without a scratch... But, sheesh! Talk about adrenaline!

Branch from another angle.

Branch from yet another angle.

The branches today, now that it's not raining...
Waiting for the maintenance men to clean them up.

I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am that the rest of my day was uneventful--even pleasant. It was full of errands and yummy food and hanging out with friends.

There are so many times that I complain or schnark because of things that happen... a jewelry design doesn't work out the way that I intended, or another chapter unfolds in my ongoing adventures in the world of apartment complex laundry... 

And then things like this happen, and I realize just how blessed I really am just to be alive and breathing and surrounded by beautiful things.

...and, only occasionally getting attacked by tree limbs.


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