Had hurricane Irma come up Florida's east coast, I would have repeated my past escapes and headed to a mountain sanctuary. Seeing it was coming up the west coast, my wife and I decided to stay put. With winds howling, sleep was hard to come by. I got up at 2:00 AM and was sitting at the kitchen bar. My wife also arose soon thereafter and joined me there. There were sounds all over the place....typical of small limbs hitting the roof in any high wind. At 3:00 AM, a sound of unholy proportions washed over us. What you will see here is the reason for the sound.
This garage and two of our cars were totally destroyed. Darlene's white car was obviously pounded beyond repair. My VW Golf R, upon detailed exam, was also deemed as a total loss. That one really hurts as it was my current hot rod project car. I had just completed an extensive program to boost performance and was thrilled with the results.....we had that thing putting out slightly over 400 HP. Fortunately, our two SUV's were in the other garage at the other end of the house and were spared any damage.
Darlene and I immediately thanked the Lord for sparing our lives. Had that tree fallen just a little to the right, and considering where we were sitting, we would have never known what hit us.
About this time, a little levity was appreciated.