Hail and Ice Storm

It may be spring, but the storms aren’t over! We had a terrific hail and ice storm!

Of course, it’s beautiful…

But it knocked the top right out of this stately old pine tree—

Worse yet…it fell not two feet from our van!

Had it fallen about three feet to the north, it probably would have totaled our van, but as it was, it only broke off the mirror and made a few gashes here and there. I was lamenting what to do, remembering that I’d just asked my insurance agent to take off everything but PLPD on the van last fall, when a friend hauled the tree away from the van for me and suggested that I try calling my home owner’s insurance. I called “just in case” they might cover it. In fact, my home owner’s policy wouldn’t touch auto damage. “However,” the agent responded cheerfully, “you still have complete coverage on your van, so we’ll fix it!”

Thank you, Lord! I often get frustrated by companies forgetting or failing to do what they say they’ll do, but this time I was overjoyed! I guess sometimes human error can actually work beneficially. So, it looks like in a week our van will be “good as new” again. Three cheers for a major disaster averted and help with the recovery! 🙂

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness.”

(Lamentations 3:22-23)


3 thoughts on “Hail and Ice Storm

  1. I’m so sorry about your van (and your tree), but I’m thankful the damage wasn’t any worse.

    And I forgot that your van was silver. We have the little brother now, a 12 passenger Ford van in silver that looks just like a slightly junior version of yours.

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