On June 17, 2014, a storm with 70-mile-per-hour winds blasted through our city. It ripped up a linden tree and pitched it on top of our garage.
Our back yard looks magical, doesn’t it? All that pretty green. But there is a scrunched garage beneath it.
I couldn’t face reality. I rushed to the coffeehouse. “Two Epic Sumatras please.”
We sat down and waited for the tree guys.
They began building the new garage in mid-October.
It was a very cold end of October when they finished.
Climate change, my dears.
We feel much better now that the garage is built.
And to quote R.E.M.’s “Half a World Away”:
Oh, this lonely world is wasted
Pathetic eyes, high-alive
Blind eye that turns to see
The storm it came up strong
It shook the trees and blew away our fear
I couldn’t leave it here
To go it alone, hold it along
Haul it along and hold it
Go it alone hold it along
And here’s the video: