Two days before we left for our trip to Disneyworld, we had a massive hail storm hit Prosper in the middle of the night. The tornado sirens were going off, the Town of Prosper was calling to warn us, the winds were howling, power was out and then it all started. We quickly got all three kids up and with us and waited it out. When the hail started, it sounded like we were under attack. It sounded like the hail would have been baseball size but turns out it was a little smaller than golf ball size. It hailed for about 5-7 straight minutes. I was just waiting for our bedroom windows to come crashing in, it was so loud. And then...it just stopped. Everything, the storm had passed, thankfully.
We were one of the lucky ones. We only lost one window and it was just the outer pane so it didn't break all the way through. Our insurance company estimated our total damages to be around $22,000. We need a new roof, two new garage doors, new side door going into garage, new gutters, shutters power washed and restained, new light fixtures in the front, power wash and restain on the backyard playset, broken window replaced, white beading on almost all windows to be replaced, and repair done to outdoor A/C unit. I'm sure I've left some items off but this is what I can remember for now.
This is the house that is two doors down from us at the end of the street. They face the West which is why they lost every window in the front.
There is a constant sound of roofers being heard. If it's not a close neighbor, it's a house down the street, or one in the neighborhood.
The roofing companies have been so busy but we finally got our roof replaced this week. It took them two full days. Starting at 7:00am both mornings and finishing both nights around 8:30. Let's just say we weren't home much these two days.
Our new roof! Now on to all the other items that need to be replaced and fixed! Fun times!
Now, having said all this, I will say that our situation isn't even worth mentioning when I see on the news all the devastation there is due to tornadoes, flooding and earthquakes. My heart breaks for all the thousands of people that have been affected. I thank God every day for keeping us safe and I will deal with the hassle of all these repairs with a new attitude!