Thursday, May 11, 2006

My Brother's House

Remember the rain and wind storm that moved through OKC in the early morning hours Tuesday night?

Look at the gift it left my brother.

This is his neighbor's tree. The neighbor he has been telling to be trim back his tree because it was getting too heavy and would blow over into my brother's "back" yard with a good gust of wind. (Neighbor's response: "I'm not worried. That's what insurance is for."

This is my brother's front yard after the tree came down.

This is the side of the house and part of the roof damage the tree caused. He doesn't have pictures of the back and roof yet. The impact there was worse.

The neighbor's response when Bill knocked on his door and told him what happened. "No Big Deal. I've got insurance." Of course, Bill has yet to hear from the company or the adjustor. And, if you'll notice in the 1st photo of the tree, it didn't even damage the neighbor's fence.



Blogger Heather Dawn Harper said...

I would have told the neighbor that I had an insurance policy too. It's called my foot in your *ss.

I'd be livid.

4:48 PM CDT  
Blogger Rinda Elliott said...

I'm with Heather. Grrrr.

5:01 PM CDT  
Blogger Rayke said...

Oh wow. I just got a crazy idea from that...

Considering I hate my neighbors, next time we have a storm...I am going to go over there with a baseball bat and destroy all the windows and ding up their cars. I'll blame it on the storm and let the insurance take care of it.

The money would probably never get spent anyways. Plus I get the satisfaction of raping my neighbors Mustang with a baseball bat.

Your brother should do the same.

(That would be hilarious. He walks over there with a bat and smashes the neighbors windshield while he's in plain view...or better yet, the neighbor is still in the car.

He then looks at him, smiles, and says "Don't worry about it. I got insurance."...Of course the insurance wouldn't cover it, but it would be hilarious nonetheless.)

1:32 AM CDT  
Blogger Betty S said...

Oh Rayke,
That wouldn't look like storm damage, you would go to jail for vandilism. You wouldn't have a computer. It would feel like a "little death". (Trust me on this.)

What's wrong with your neighbor?

8:12 AM CDT  
Blogger Betty S said...

I think he should call his insurance company and let them fight with the neighbor and his insurance company to make sure the damage is covered. Bill doesnt want his company to know about it for fear they will increase his rates or cancel him. I think, if he doesn't contact them, he's going to get screwed.

8:16 AM CDT  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Actually, I've been through this sort of thing, and you're right Betty. Your brother's insurance company might assist in getting the neighbor's company to act.

Otherwise, your brother might need a lawyer.

Pain in the can.

9:41 AM CDT  
Blogger Michele said...

Why is it that people are that way?
Maybe that is one of the reasons that villains in books are so profuse. They surround us in real life, and because circumstances prevent us from doing what we wish - we write about it and the bad guy gets his just desserts, gets creamed, gets his Waterloo shoved up his - insert favorite payback area - all in the name of retributional therapy.

I hope things take a happy surprise turn and the guys insurance company is quick to pay, his rates go up and/or the company drops him for being too "high risk".
Then he'd have no insurance and we'd then hope Murphy's Law takes affect.

OK, so I can dream for your brother.....

10:07 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Heather and Rinda!

11:17 AM CDT  
Anonymous Fe Penley said...

While I don't condone the devil-may-care attitude and response of your brother's neighbor, I can definitely understand why he’s very confident about his insurance. Insurance gives us peace of mind that we have backup should something unfortunate happen. But as with illnesses, tempering prevention and cure is the best way to do it. So even though your brother’s neighbor had insurance, he still should have done something about the tree to avoid all that damage. I do hope everything was sorted out eventually.

12:36 PM CST  

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