Monday, May 14, 2007

Acts of GOD

All day while at work I thought about working in my flower garden in the back yard. I had the night off from riding and I was looking forward to having an enjoyable time planting some flowers and digging up weeds like creeping Charlie. I pulled into the driveway, got out of the car and noted the winds were a bit gusty. Well, they sure were! Our big old tree in the back yard which is probably over 100 years old, which appeared one or two of the tree branches broke off and fell on the neighbors house, damaging her back porch and patio. I thought S***, I had yard work to do but not this! I wandered into the house to call our insurance agent to get things cleaned up right away. Unfortunately even though it is our tree that did the damage, our neighbor has to claim it on her insurance. They obviously were no help. To top it off we had to call WE energies to get one of the branches off the electrical wires and they made things even worse, UGH!, and then they did not even take any of the tree branches with them. The worst part of all of this is our neighbor is at work, and we have no way of notifying her that this all happened. What a nightmare.

1 comment:

MTB Girl said...

Yikes! That sucks. A tree fell last year at our duplex. . . .on the porch. Luckily it didn't do any damage, but it took a LOOONNNNG time to clean up. I'd scout the neighborhood for someone who wants to make some extra money. :-)