There are times when even bad luck events can be the luckiest moment of your life. On Friday, my family, like hundreds of thousands of people in Northern Virginia, was without power after high winds knocked out power lines and blew transformers. I went outside with my son Jack and we came upon a house in McLean that had a massive tree fall inches from the house. The tree literally ran the length of the house right along its exterior wall with only inches to spare. Given the five dead from the “Bomb Cyclone” on the East Coast, this type of near miss borders on the miraculous.
Two or three inches over, the entire exterior of the house would have been crushed along its side. You could not stand between the tree and the house. It fell in a perfectly straight line along the house’s longest side.
There were a few branches on the roof but this owner must be living right.