The storm clouds definitely had a silver lining.
Dead trees fell down and only hurt a few other dead trees. We got to buy a chainsaw. This helped us produce tons of firewood. Most of the dead trees were once pine and therefore, not really fit for in-home fire consumption. We hauled some down to the curb for the county to pick up. But that was a lot of work. We found a much less demanding solution after a short drive to our local Home Depot.
I present to you, THE FIRE PIT!