With all the tornadoes that have hit the mid west I know we're lucky to have just had wind where I live, but I do believe it hasn't stopped blowing since about mid February! Even though we've had what seems like a lot of rain our yard dries out quickly because the wind blows constantly. Yesterday it was particularly bad as you can see from this picture.
An hour before it came down he was standing right there where that truck is parked! While I hate losing the tree, and I'm sorry the truck is damaged, I'm feeling totally blessed that it didn't happen when he was out there working. Two neighbors and one of our grandsons came immediately and in about an hour and a half that half of the tree was cut up and off the truck. This morning another grandson came and he helped my husband get the mess cleaned up and hauled to the dump, and the yard mowed too. And before noon the insurance company had already cut a check to pay for the damages. Except for the shattered windshield, the dented in roof, and the scratches and dents on the hood, you'd never know it happened. :) Oh, and except we now have half a tree there that has to come down. I'm always complaining because we can't grow grass there in the front because of all the shade. I bet now we can!