A week-and-a-half ago, we posted about hanging out at home because of the rainy weather. We had no idea what was in store. There were severe wind gusts, hailstorms (3!), and flash flooding. I couldn’t even walk half a block to the bus stop on Monday because the wind was so strong. I almost got hit with a huge metal panel that came loose from a construction site as it blew across the street. It just missed me, but it did hit a car. We suffered our own damage:

Farewell, sweet carob tree. We hardly knew ye.

We lost the carob tree in front of our apt. that provided the most shade in our front yard. They have since removed the tree and I hope will replant something instead of leaving a gaping hole.