Alana had to take down a tree that was threatening her house.
It reminded me of how my mom got the skylight she wanted.
My parents bought a new house when I was 8 years old. Or, actually, they bought a plot of land and had a house built. The chose a two-story colonial.
One of the reasons my parents chose this particular plot was that it was in a wooded area, lots of trees. In fact, there were several oak trees that were taller than the house!
What you must also understand is that the den/family room extends out from the back of the house. the second floor does not extend over the den.
One wall is brick, and contains a fireplace. The original decor of the room included dark paneling on the other three walls, heavy wood beams across the ceiling, and a deep red carpet. I think my mother was going for a Tudor look.
It made the room very dark. My mother was not happy, She wanted to put in a skylight, to brighten up the room.
It was my senior year of high school, and we were having a horrible, horrible winter.
There was a particularly bad storm one night, howling winds, and ice that would coat the trees. In the middle of the night we heard a crack! And a crash!
And when we ran downstairs....
One of the oak trees had dropped a branch...a branch as thick as many trees ...onto the roof of the den. It landed dead center...it broke through the roof and through the ceiling...
Right where my mother wanted the skylight.
It was a bad storm, we lost electricity for a week. But when it was over, and repairs were made ...well, my mother got her skylight.
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