Sooo glad that your car was not damaged by the tree! I often feel sorry for the folks who live in storm-prone areas. It's just such an odd thing to lose property and lives due to...weather... So sad.
I agree, and thanks! It didn't even hit the garden, so the ONLY thing damaged was a fence--I'm so thankful it didn't hit my car, or ME, or one of the neighbor's cars, or their house (it would have to have cracked and then blown off in tornadic winds to have hit my house).
I actually have a close friend who wasn't so lucky, just this past weekend. She and her family (husband and three boys) went on vacation somewhere along the SC coast. Just after reaching their destination city, a storm hit--and a tree fell on their car. WHILE they were in it. The boys were completely unharmed, but my friend and her husband had some cuts from both the tree and shattered glass. Still, they are relatively okay--able to walk around, and able to still go on with their vacation. But now they also have to interrupt vacation to deal with insurance issues so they can get back HOME from vacation. The car is totaled. It's really incredible that they walked away reasonably unscathed.