Not a great way to wake up at almost two in the morning, but it could have been much worse. My mom called 911 and my dad dragged the driver out and laid him in the driveway, while the drunk's girlfriend tossed the beer bottles out of the car in a drunken frenzy to hide the evidence. Real classy.
Over the years this poor old tree, and it's twin on the other side of the verge, have been hit many times. That's practically a crime out there in dry Wyoming, where trees are almost scarcer than people. Once when the trees were young, they weren't enough to completely stop the car and it DID hit the house. God protected my mom and her four siblings that night as well.
Thank you Lord, for those two trees, protecting my mom's house through her childhood and over the past many years. Looks like this one will make it through one more drunk driver at least.