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calendar   Wednesday - January 15, 2014

driven out of my computer room … needed the break anyway

This has not been an altogether easy week and it’s only Wednesday.  And ... puter just crashed on me. Hate it when things freeze and have to do a restart. Anyway.

Couldn’t use this room for two days as the remaining trees in back where taken down.

They have this machine that grinds up all the branches and much else, and that was directly to my right, where there’s a window and not much else. Except that infernal grinder.  By the time they finish, around 4 or 4:30, I’ve just been too tired to do much of anything. But the break was welcome from this computer I must admit.

Bad news for friend Drew as his post office again denies he or his address exist, as my card was returned to me yesterday.  Poor Drew.  How soon they forget.
I wrote him (email) not to worry. I’d resend the card next year and save the expense of one less card.  lol.  But there’s a problem. 

I forgot what it was I may have written inside that card. I haven’t a clue.  So I’m faced with a problem of ethics and legality.

Should I open the envelope and remove the card to read, which means in effect I’d be reading Drew’s mail.  After all, it’s addressed to him. So that might not even be legal.

On the other hand, since the post office says the address does not exist … But no. So at great expense to myself I will invest in another stamp, put the returned envelope in another one so that Drew can show the jerks at his PO what they did. 

Can I file a claim against the PO for a buck fifty?

OK so, you may recall this from a week ago.  We had a storm and one of the trees fell. There are three still standing. Or were when this snap was taken.

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So the downed tree was finally lifted off the hedge, the neighbor’s back garden was cleaned up and their wire fence easily repaired.
The neighbor was very concerned about their dogs getting loose but we put up a temp fence for them.  Damn shame that tree couldn’t have fallen on their dogs. Two yappy damn Schnauzers.  Gotta be among the world’s dumbest k-9s. Maybe I can find some cat piss somewhere, dump it on both and watch em eat each other.

The remaining three trees, or really two but with growth and age one of them looks like two separate trees. 
Before.
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So I pretty much stayed out of this room for the duration.

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I had no idea how big our back yard was.  I think I miss the trees.  But I am told that even as it is, the value of this place has been increased.
Much good it does us at the moment.  Oh well. It’ll take a bit of time to fill it all in properly.  The tree ball could not be reversed and buried, they cut it as low as they could. The ground is almost solid chalk below.  The cost of grinding the monster down to nothing is prohibitive.  To give you some idea, and we’re taking the size of this thing into account, in American dollars the cost could run as high as $1,000.00.

There once was an apple tree back there, but the fallen tree put paid to the poor thing. Had flowered and bore fruit every year.

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And finally .... And cos I took a huge shine to this fellow.

This is Buddy.  He belongs to one of the crew that was working here. Still a fun loving puppy.

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