Well. This week has been very weird. Thank you to everybody who commented on my last post. It is indeed traumatic to lose a grand old tree, and even more traumatic to think how close it came to doing serious damage to my sweetie and the house. At some point though, you have to put it in perspective, and move on. We were only without power for a little over a day, and we do have a generator that runs the essentials. I couldn’t get my car (a little VW Bug) out of the driveway until Sunday, but John was able to get his car out once we cleared some of the downed branches, so I did get to work.
We still have snow on the ground, though it’s melting relatively quickly. We also still have a huge tree on the ground in the back yard. Zeb (remember Zeb?) and his crew came last week to survey what needs to be done, but couldn’t get their truck down into our yard, so all they were able to do was cut the tree back enough so it wasn’t leaning on the house and deck rails, in case it were to shift. They are coming tomorrow for more definitive management, meaning turning it into firewood. Here are some more photos.
And here’s the maple in the front yard. It lost about a third of its branches. Zeb thinks it will survive, though it looks like it got drunk and gave itself a really bad haircut.
The good news part of this is that we’ll get to plant a new tree in the spring! Exciting! I want an oak tree, but I’d have to live to about 150 to see it grow up. Whatever we plant, it will be fun to watch it grow.
In much more fun news, my home town has a new burger joint. The sign has been up for awhile, but they finally opened a week or so ago. We got there today for lunch.
Really, John was much happier about his burger than he looks. I just didn’t want to take any more pictures. Yum!
And speaking of even better news, I got an early Valentine’s present* yesterday.
My old camera was starting to get a little “quirky”, and this (it’s a Canon 60D) is a definite step up. It does everything except, apparently, clean dog hair off my furniture.
OK, I’m off, I have an appointment for a haircut later today. One of these days I might even post knitting photos!
*Of course, John thinks it’s OUR camera. He can have his little delusions.