So many of you in New England know about the storm this past week but for those that don’t, here is what went down… A freak October snow storm hit much of New England on Saturday dumping heavy snow upwards to a foot in some areas. Now this isn’t that uncommon with this geographical area, but it was uncommon for the time of year. The real problem with it was that all the trees still had their leaves, making the risk for branches falling very high.
That Saturday, I found myself doing some art consulting for Iona College down in NY. I was told the storm wouldn’t start until around 5pm, giving me enough time to head up to my place and prepare after I was done. Most importantly, move my art car from the trees it was parked under. While at Iona, I look outside the window and it is a blizzard at noon. So I excused myself and started heading home. I made it about 10 miles and decided it was too dangerous (luckily my sister’s house was on the way) with branches falling onto the highway and cars spinning out.
I worried about my art car but thought it would be better to just hope for the best. The next morning I drove up to my place and found this…
Devastating. Surprisingly, the damage is somewhat minimal. Yes, I will need to replace one of the side panels and re-draw it out. I’m not yet sure if my insurance covers it either but given the size of the branch and where it fell from, it could have been much worse.
I consider myself lucky that there was not more damage than there was. Besides which, I have some experience with events like this. In college, the house that myself and my roommates were renting burnt to a crisp and I lost everything. That taught me alot about material possessions and how to deal with negative events outside of your control.
No matter, moving on.