This has nothing to do with education except for my own. I know we were very lucky in that we suffered no lasting harm from the recent ice storm however, we did loose our tree.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a very big deal. But we live in south Texas (as oppose to the pine forests of east Texas) and it was a big oak tree that covered our entire back yard. It was one of the reasons that we bought the house. If you have ever seen how they clear cut around here before they build, you would understand how rare it is to find such a tree in a fairly new subdivision.
Last night at about 9:30 we heard it crack and fall against the side of the house. It was the side of the tree that covered our yard. The other half shades three other yards. It did some damage but nothing that can’t be replaced except, of course, the tree itself. We’re waiting to hear if the other half of the tree can stand on it’s own or if it will have to come down.