We had one heck of a storm here in Carlinville yesterday afternoon! Wind gusts up to 60 mph were responsible for blowing this off the roof of our office building. Yep, that's right, that is our Christmas tree. And yes, that is my very own office window it slammed up against as it fell. This is what it looks like from INSIDE my office:
Two very fortunate things happened when it fell.
- I wasn't in my office at the time.
- The "stem" of the tree that normally sticks out from the bottom and holds it in the base that is affixed to the roof, was sheared off by the weight of the steel frame being pulled from the roof. Had the bottom of the tree not been more or less "flat", the stem would have come crashing through my window. As it is, I'm amazed that the glass held.
So, to answer all your questions, yes, I'm fine! Although I'm not so sure about my office neighbor, who had her face pressed to the glass in her office, attempting to see the hail coming down, when the mammoth blew right into our windows!