That thing to the right is a piece of slate from our roof that fell off and stuck in the ground beside my house. Kind of looks like a tombstone.
We got our roof repaired perfectly. Our phone service is working (a small miracle from the whining SBC employees who finally decided to go back to work after their long weekend "on strike"). After replacing the cable modem, the NIC card and power supply, the home computer works and is connected. Still wounded from the hit: cross-cut shredder (it's totally dead), washing machine, oven, ... I think that's it!