Hurricane Katrina has done her worst on the Gulf Coast and is now rapidly moving northwards across the Ohio and Tennessee River Valleys. She visited the Nashville area starting around midnight last night and things are still a wee bit on the soggy side around here this morning. I was out driving for a while this morning and didn't see any major wind damage. There is a 25 foot pine tree down in the yard behind ours but it was just planted a month of so ago so had no root system to hold it in place.
Our house is new contruction and it's always exciting to see what problems show up during "first-time" events like this (first time 50+ mph wind gusts for example). Sure enough, we have a leak - up about 24 feet in the air in my great room ceiling adjacent to the fireplace. Got some staining and some sheetrock damage. No big deal, but plenty annoying. The good news is that my builder has already been to the house in response to my call and has already called the roofers. Thanks Tommy - great response as usual to a problem. Compared to all those folks on the Gulf Coast, it's nothing.