Barely seen on the left side of the pic is the fireplace chimney and a teeny bit of the roof.
Unfortunately, Oakland County was hit with a severe storm last night. It ripped through quickly, and in its path it left lots of damage, including an unwelcome visit to Becky and Scott's 'new' home. During their move and after, repairs consisting of a completely new roof, gutters, brick and foundation work, and new landscaping, including their Japanese Maple that they lovingly moved from their old house.....a humongous 57-year-old Weeping Willow tree came down and when it was over, rested inches away from the front of their home and blocking front door usage.
The two-mile path from the main road to their home was riddled with tree damage. The neighbors came together and with their chain saws worked at clearing the road. Remnants of the storm are surely visible.
The insurance company is unable to be there until next week, but thankfully Scott was able to schedule a tree service for first thing this morning. When I got there this afternoon, all the equipment was in place along with five hard workers, including the owner. It was impressive how this team of hard workers worked diligently to cut the massive tree up and clean up all the debris. All that remains of this old tree is a huge stump and damage to the fireplace chimney, gutters, trashed gardens and a very sad Japanese Maple tree and possibly damage not visible.
Considering the seriousness of the storm, the damage was minimal compared to what it could have been. Blessings come disguised, that is for sure.