While our floors were being redone, I stayed with inlaws. (Hence the commuting piece.)
3:00 AM Thursday morning, an unusually severe storm hit Plano. The next morning, we found that my inlaws’ street had a lot of vegetation damage. Leaves and branches were everywhere.
The most stark damage was right next door where this medium-sized tree fell over:
My bedroom was on the corner of the house closest to this tree. I never heard it tip over, probably because of the pounding horizontal rain and the multiple lightning strikes each second.
Here’s what astounded me. Well after I drove away from their house, I saw this:
Yes, the wind turned my folding mirror against the car and pulled the mirror out! I have no idea how this happened; that mirror takes some force to move!
Fortunately, the inlaws found the mirror. It was on the pavement below the car. I am lucky I didn’t run it over!
The car is overdue for inspection, and this will unfortunately delay it further.