On Sunday afternoon we were hit with extremely high winds. Possibly the worst windstorm the power company had ever encountered, according to their power outage hotline. Part of the back fence blew down. Nearly half of the tree in the front yard toppled over, and we lost our power for about 48 hours (about a million other people in this general vicinity also lost power.)
The tree hit only lawn, the back fence likewise, none of us were hurt, the kids found being home for two days with no computers and no video games boooorrrrinnnng, and all in all we managed to avoid that ‘ancient chinese curse’ rather ably.