Whew! That was quiet the storm… It sounded like a war zone outside.
The thunder and lighting were cracking, debris flying everywhere and trees coming down. Living where these storms are “normal” during the late Summer and early fall can be a challenge. I went out to check out the harm from this last one and my heart sunk as I saw the remnants of my Heating, Ventilation and A/C outdoor unit. A sizable tree had fallen directly on it and crushed it flat. The power was out on our whole street anyway although I headed to the basement to cut the breaker to the unit. I didn’t want an electrical fire on top of everything else. With no power, A/C, and the mess to scrub up, it was going to be a easily long couple of days. First, I called my Heating, Ventilation and A/C business on the cell iphone and left a message for them to send someone as soon as possible, then I headed to the shed for the chain saw so I could detach the tree. It was nearly 70 degrees and I almost cried as I realized that, not only would I be tepid and sweaty until I could get the unit updated, the expense would be easily high. I do have insurance and i knew that they would help with the updatement costs although I didn’t want to wait for that so I would just spend my savings for it upfront, then this experience has forced me to make the decision to take down the rest of the trees close to the house. I can’t afford to update my Heating, Ventilation and A/C system due to another storm in the future.