Today I sat peaceably fiddling at the keyboard beside the dining room window when I heard very loud popping and cracking sounds emanating from outside. I stood up, but before I could get to the door, before I could even take a single step, I was treated to the sight of a very-large-tree-limb falling onto the hood of my mother's car. Thunk.
The sound was definitely a thunk. Not a crash or a ku-tcha or a bam.
Just in case you wondered what the sound of a very-large-tree-limb falling on a car sounds like.