WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - With all the destruction left in Sandy's wake, are you ready for some good, quirky news?
Samantha Friedman did what many people did Monday night: she prepared for unwelcome houseguest superstorm Sandy. "I guess I was a little worried the power would go out, I bought some batteries, I found some candles," she said.
The PR guru hunkered down, but then heard a loud noise. "I was just sitting at my dining room table, doing some work and suddenly l heard this sort of whooshing sound, very loud, very quick,"she said.
In moments, a very big tree in her front yard came crashing down onto Cathedral Avenue, blocking the four-apartment home she lives in. Less than 24 hours later, the city came to take it away. "It's kind of amazing how quickly the city came to deal with it," she said.
But that wasn't the only surprise. "When I came home form work around 6 that evening, and walked onto my porch there was this lovely little table and tea set."
Yes, you read correctly, a table with stools, and a tea set. There was seating for four, all made out of wood, presumably from that downed monster tree, though no one knows for sure. Friedman asked neighbors, hit Facebook and Twitter, even her community's listserv, but couldn't uncover the post-Sandy Santa
"I started asking more people, 'Are you sure you're not the one who did this?' And everyone's like, no,' "she said.
Apparently it wasn't a worker, and no neighbors have come forward, so for now it's a little bit of light humor, after the dark storm."
Friedman says she's fine with not knowing. "It's all a mystery, hurricane fairy someone said, so it's great,"she said.
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