|old cup, fresh coffee|
Hard to believe that it has been a WHOLE week since my last post, where, oh where did this last week go? Well, there was Tea Time visiting with Elizabeth and the tea gang Tuesday morning, finished all the decorating I'm going to do this year. Wed. it was back adjustment day, then a dreaded trip to Costco (really wasn't so bad, guess most are finished with their Christmas shopping). That night I decided to move ONE thing on Betsy, and the whole thing blew up into a MAJOR change (hopefully I can do WOYWW to show it off) Before I could finish that project the storm started, very HIGH winds to start with. The wind blew almost all night, DH and I had gone into the front yard to check the tree and what we saw was cause for a sleepless night. The tree has had a big split in it for sometime, and we had it pruned way back over a year ago, trying to save it. As the wind gust the split would move!!!YIKES! If the one section came down it would be the corner of our roof, corner of the neighbor's roof and 2 of their cars!! The next morning the rain had already started, ya, that long awaited rain. All three of our trees are now necked......LOL Not that many leaves in the yard, as the wind took them to.........where ever........I did watch many of them blow down the street!!
Friday we had to call a tree service to check the front tree.............yep, it had to come down. NO way of saving it, and the whole tree had started to lean.......:(
|The split form the house side. Tree is leaning away from the camera.|
|A closer look at the split....YIKES! it was hollow almost to the bottom!|
|It took them 3 hours to get it all the way down, I did take a lot of pictures and used a lot of tissue for the tears. We had had that tree for 30 years.|
|The main body went in one swift swoop, then they had a machine that chipped out the stump.|
The front of our house now looks so bare. Saturday the truck and crew came to remove all the debris from the lawn (the whole tree) It took them nearly 3 hours to get it all picked up and it almost didn't all fit in their BIG truck! I also finished the re-do of Betsy and then proceeded to remove the storm dust from the rest of the house. This old house isn't sealed so well anymore, and when the dust blows it all seems to find a home on my dark furniture........LOL
Sunday we had invited some friend over for a Tri-Tip BBQ (mainly so her and I could work on a new Sringbok puzzle (we've been BFFs and when they lived here we used to work these hard puzzles all the time)
So that is how last week stacked up, didn't have to call the insurance company, but lost my big tree. Had a good time with friends, I did finish the puzzle after they had to leave.......then found ONE PIECE missing!!!! Sprinbok does have a 90 day policy for their puzzles ( and they should these are expensive puzzles) Now I need to gather all my info and send it to them.....:(
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