Ten days. That’s how long we were without power. And if not for the support of our families, who took us in for a few days at a time, I’d probably be really, really cranky right about now. It’s good to have sweet parents who want to help us. We are lucky, and we know it. […]Read More: Ten days
And phone. And internet… Actually, I shouldn’t complain. I’ve been kept warm and well-fed by my parents for much of the last five days. And when the power is restored, I will still have a house to come home to. Not everyone can say that. Neil has been in Toronto since Thursday, and will be […]Read More: I miss electricity
I think I’m going to miss this lovely old oak. The way it filled up the sky with green. Or, at this time of year, fiery red. But it had been prone to throwing its branches at our vehicles from time to time, and recently it dropped the limb that broke the camel’s back. Right on the […]Read More: I can see so much sky now!
But then this happened, and made me doubt myself.. It was quiet and it was pretty. But then this happened and made me a little nervous… A branch on this tree (you know, the three that routinely tosses big sticks at our vehicles?) cracked under the weight of the leaves and snow and came to […]Read More: So, I thought it was still October
Wrong place, wrong time. AGAIN.Read More: Damage Magnet
You know how when you are short on blog material and wondering where your next post will come from, and nature decides to help you out by dropping a tree on your van or your power lines? No? Maybe that’s just me. Well, anyway, some wicked storm ripped through here yesterday pelting the neighborhood with […]Read More: It wasn’t me this time!
Two years ago, a relatively small tree fell in the back yard while we were out. Last year, a real monstrosity of a tree was ripped up by a wind storm, twisted around, and deposited all over our front yard. This morning, I heard an odd crackling noise, looked out the window and saw this: […]Read More: What is it with me and the trees?
I think I’m over my pity party regarding my van. Thank you for attending . Now I’m just struck by the immenseness of all this. That’s a whole lotta tree. It’s awfully cool in a “destructive force of nature that thankfully hurt no one” kind of way. Look at the size of that tree trunk! […]Read More: The sound of chainsaws in the morning
There’s a wind storm here tonight. Look what happened to my poor, beautiful van. A really big tree came down and knocked into another tree, which dropped a big branch onto the van. The original fallen tree is stretched across our driveway and half of our front yard, blocking us in. I’m thankful that it […]Read More: Gutsy gusts and such
…and no one is home to hear it fall, does it still make a sound? I don’t actually know. All I can say is that I’m glad it didn’t fall two days earlier when we were under it picking berries, and I’m glad I decided to skip berry-picking last night and run out to buy […]Read More: If a tree falls in the yard…