|Lost to the storm was a stand of very old majestic hemlocks|
|Downed tree in driveway|
|Turning right out of our driveway|
|Turning left out of the driveway|
|We were trapped and not able to get out for a few days|
|Such a shame these beautiful old trees didn't make it|
|Just another section of fence to be replaced|
|"Old Faithful" I'm so happy this tree made it through the storm. Not because it is only a few feet from the front door but because it is the oldest maple tree in town and it is gorgeous no matter what season it sees us through.|
We are still without power, phone or cable but we're doing okay. If it weren't for the generator I'd
be pulling my hair out by now. The cleanup crews were terrific and had us out in record time once
they started working on our area. There had to be about twenty men and women working from
either side to clear the road. The next day the electricity crew came and put the wires back on
poles. So I'm assuming once everything is in place they will flip the switch and we'll be out of the
dark. Sounds easy doesn't it?
I've got to tell a story about something that happened yesterday. I'm really annoyed about it and
it has me wondering what is wrong with people. My son was in a Dunkin Donuts getting coffee a
few towns over and a tree working crew came in for coffee and a break. The young
moderns in there started yelling at the guys to get out and get back to work clearing their streets
of trees and get power back on. How obnoxious and entitled is that!!!?? The guys told them if
they didn't like it they could pack up and go back to their own state and leave them to figure it out
on their own. Good for them. I was glad to hear that my son bought the crew coffee and donuts
as a thank you for all the work they are doing. Most of these guys are working
around the clock to get us up and running. The crew that cut us out was from Jacksonville,
Fla. and were the nicest bunch of guys you would want to meet. My question is why do some of
these younger folks think it's okay to talk and act that way towards people who are helping them.
Do they think they are talking to the help? Do they feel they are entitled to be rude? I'm
wondering what kind of parenting went on that they would be so comfortable taking a belligerent
attitude to others. Okay, I could go on and on but I just wanted to get that off my chest.
The above pictures don't really show the total devastation around us but I didn't take pictures of
all the smaller trees and fallen limbs. Our one neighbor had twelve good sized trees come down,
one was actually leaning on the back of his house. I've been watching a tree crew go up in the
bucket daily and take it down piece by piece. I plan on calling my tree guys on Monday now that
they can get in to help with the clean up.
Hope everyone still without power gets back on line soon. Take care.
Until next time
|I'm pretty sure this is a fake picture of Hurricane Sandy before landfall but I like it anyway.|