[UPDATE] Hi, karekare here (PJM’s lil sis)…I was just informed via cell phone that power is out. The sky is not falling yet…but not sure when she’ll be back.
PJdaddy and I are looking to get a pool this winter. We’ve got a boatload of trees that need to be removed from our backyard for this and in our front yard we need to get rid of them because I’m flippin tired of them sapping all over my car. There’s nothing worse than being in my standard morning rush to drop the kids off to school, I’m late, I’m barefoot and braless and praying my car doesn’t break down because I don’t want anyone to see me like this and I grab my minivan’s doorhandle and get a great big gob of sap in my hand. I hate that. I want those trees gone. And besides that, they’re a hazzard because if an actual hurricane hit, those puppies would destroy our home.
Tropical Storm Fay has been kind enough to help me with some of our tree issues.
TIMBER! This is a tangled mess of 3 trees that have fallen in our backyard. They’re resting every so gently on our back fence.
This is one of those sappers! Good riddance! If you listen real close, you can hear the tree calling to it’s comrades. I hope the tree fairies don’t kill me tonight because I celebrated when they lost one of their own.
I had to sleep with every single one of my stuffed animals on my bed because I was certain that if one was forgotten on the floor it would get all jealous and kill me in the middle of the night.
I actually got to see this particular branch fall because I was outside checking out this other branch that I’m expecting to fall on top of our house any minute now. The neighbors came running outside when they heard this branch fall. I’m pretty sure they thought I’d backed into one of their cars again.
This is the “pool” I let the kids dig back in February. The dirt in our backyard is actually sand, so it normally just sucks any rainwater right in. The hole is a little over two feet deep and is completely filled with rainwater. I’m pretty sure it’s going to look like this any day now.
The kids won’t be swimming in this……………maybe.
Notice our turtles are still there? Unless they’ve washed away, or have hatched and have been imprisoned in their little white trash shelter. Kare-kare says they’re prolly in there banging their little tin cups against the prison bars.
The outside of my house is starting to look like the inside of my house. C.H.A.O.S. (if you’re a flylady, you know what that means)
Tropical Storm Fay is slower than molasses in the winter, she’s just not going away. Oh yeah and she’s defied all sorts of stuff that the weathermen have predicted…yadda, yadda, yadda. Don’t they say that with every big storm?
On a related note, Abbadon goes kite surfing this week while on vacation in Florida.
[UPDATE] Two more branches down
Seriously, we’ve probably saved about $400 in tree removal so far.