On Stanwich Road early Saturday evening, recently widowed Azita Khademi was snuggled up with her three children; Daniel, 11, and identical 9-year-old twins Nina and Diana. They were watching a rented film called "Everything is Fine."
Outside, the wind howled and the rain pelted their home. Then things started getting scary.
"The power went off and a gusting wind suddenly picked up the trampoline (in the yard)," said Azita, "It flipped it over and sent it flying into the trees."
"The wind," said Daniel, "was going 70-miles per hour."
"Ten minutes later," he said, "we heard a sound like a bomb."
A tree had crashed through their roof.
"I looked out of the window," said Azita, "and I saw the tree and told the kids, let's go to the basement."
"There were leaks in the house with the rain, and we were putting buckets everywhere," said Diana. "We called 911, and the Greenwich Police didn't answer twice and the third time they did and said for us to call a tree service."
The Khademis spent the night huddled in their basement.
The next night, they were taken in by friend Martha Deegan, who invited them into her Brookside Drive home.
"She was the real 911," said Azita.
And they will stay with Deegan until they can get back in their home, which has been declared unsafe. "They've turned off the gas because it's dangerous," said Azita, "so there's no heat and now no electricity."
But Deegan wants them to stay with her. "I have six empty bedrooms," said the mother of four.
How long they'll be with her is anybody's guess.
"You're going to need a crane," said Deegan to Azita looking up at the fallen tree that had smashed through Azita's roof.
"We're way down on the list of the tree service," Azita said.
Then she added, with a smile, "Thank God, everybody is fine."