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Did that just happen?

May 19th, 2017 at 11:25 am

Last night, we had a pretty bad thunderstorm roll through. I checked the backyard afterwards and saw that we had two or three more large branches come down in the yard. Later that evening, I decided to give the dogs a treat before bed. Something on the wall caught my eye in the utility room by their treat station. Something had broken through the wall! I looked closely at it and could see a branch poking through the insulation. Even as I was thinking there was no way that could happen, I knew it had to have. I went out to the backyard, and sure enough, a branch had speared our house! It went straight through the siding and insulation and came out inside the utility room!!

Our insurance carries a $1000 wind/hail deductible. However, my amazing FIL said that it is a pretty easy fix (made even easier if we got lucky and the previous owners left some siding in the crawl space). He suggested we avoid going through insurance and just fix it. The unfortunate thing is that he's leaving the country tomorrow for several weeks, so I don't think it will be fixed for a bit, but he's going to call us this evening to discuss it.

I really hope this string of unfortunate luck stops soon. My car is still in the shop because what was a 2-day repair revealed body damage when they took off the bumper. It's going to be at least the middle of next week before I get my car back.

9 Responses to “Did that just happen?”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Wow! I guess you were lucky it wasn't worse! Hope your FIL can fix it!

  2. PatientSaver Says:


    and I hate how inconvenient extended car repairs can be. I have to get my driveway resealed, he's doing it for free since there's another weed growing thru new asphalt, but i've delayed having him do it becus I wont be able to drive on it for 2 days

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    At least no one was hurt! Very inconvenient, but fixable is good. Smile

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Well, remove the branch and then nail a piece of wood over the hole on the outside to prevent bugs or mice from coming through until he can get to it. Or even a thick piece of cardboard if it is protected from rain. You should be able to repair the inside one yourself if you don't want to wait with a wall hole repair patch if it isn't too big. I think the biggest ones are 8 square inches, but they might go up to 12. They are very easy to use even the first time. Like this one: http://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-8-oz-DryDex-Wall-Repair-Patch-Kit-12345/100493601

  5. monkeymama Says:


  6. veronak Says:

    I am sorry to hear about the roof but glad that the damage wasn't far worst or anyone was hurt

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Wow that's unbelievable! Hoping the fix-up goes well.

  8. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That must have been shocking! Do you think your heard any noise when it happened?

  9. rob62521 Says:

    Yikes! The good thing (if there is a good thing) is you caught it before more damage can be done with weather.

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