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Old 04-13-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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At 10am this morning the 100+ year sweet gum tree in my backyard took a fall. It took out half my garage, in which the Miata was parked (yes on that side), my bro-in-law's chevy pickup and my wife's RX300. Also ripped up the side of our house and roof, crunched the neighbor's deck and got their porch too. On the bright side, everybody was leaving this morning after the holiday visit - all from the driveway in that very spot. My bro-in-law was in his truck just five minutes before it fell and decided to come back into the house with my sis to say good bye. Just before that, I'd taken my kids to school, right as my parents left. So as bad as it looks, it was very good (lucky) day. Oh- and no comprehensive on the Miata - but what are the odds I'd need that? Shot below is standing on the trunk and aiming towards the top.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss man, that sucks.
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jeez! good thing no one was outside at the time. sucks about your car though. :( Man, you seem to be in good spirits. I'd be beside myself. Hard to tell from the pictures, is that the garage?

How bad did the car get it?

Have you looked into your homeowner's policy covering the car?
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wow.....glad you dodged that one. sorry about the cars and such.
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Holly ****!!!

Luckily everyone is alright!
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That really sucks man.

Tornado warning here (they say a tornado 20 miles west of Tallahassee moving east at 30 mph and I live 10 miles west of town), hopefully my car stays safe.
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That really sucks man.

Tornado warning here (they say a tornado 20 miles west of Tallahassee moving east at 30 mph and I live 10 miles west of town), hopefully my car stays safe.
you're getting the weather we got yesterday. Be careful, it was nothing to laugh at here. I don't usually get bothered by bad weather, but that was the eeriest storm I've ever been in. Dropped several tornadoes from what I understand.
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No luck with homo's covering the car. I don't know how bad the car is yet, but the top and back end are shorter than the used be because the garage roof is about the height the car was. Not happy with all the destruction, but this truly is a moment to reflect on how bad it could have actually been, and realize how lucky we were. I can buy another car, and I can swap an engine. I've done it before.
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I feel your pain, a few years ago my girlfriends entire second level was destroyed by a 150 year old oak tree, it was a huge rebuilding process...Thankfully everyone is ok, hopefully you can salvage the drivetrain and most of your parts.
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jeez! good thing no one was outside at the time. sucks about your car though. :( Man, you seem to be in good spirits. I'd be beside myself. Hard to tell from the pictures, is that the garage?

How bad did the car get it?

Have you looked into your homeowner's policy covering the car?
Homos insurance doesnt cover anything that has gas in it.

Sorry for your loss m2cupcar. Will you build another?
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Geez man, sorry to hear...but glad ya'll are alright!
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My condolences.
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aww man i loved that car, at least nobody's hurt
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Yeah the storm sucked. Was nothing really. Maybe it has more in store.
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No one got hurt, that's the great thing.

Time for a K20a Miata, man.
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That's super shitty, man. I'm so sorry.
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^my sentiments exactly, but glad to hear everyone is safe considering
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Holy ****!!

Sorry for the loss, but damn good luck considering no one was hurt ;p
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i thought somehting liek that would be covered under house insurance. nohting to do with the car.
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Damn! Sorry man, that sucks. Could have been worse though, like you said.

I'd call dibs on your interior but I know you'll probably be using it in the next one.
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