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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Well, Blow Me Down...


it has been a stressful day, and it's only 2.30pm. First, an initial visit to a new psychotherapist, which was always going to be tearful and interesting, and proved to be exactly that. Robin kindly drove me there and back, concerned that I'd be too upset to drive, particularly in the weather conditions that were forecast; gale force winds, heavy rain, for most of the day.


There and back I went. After an early lunch, I thought I'd go have a nap, and was just dozing off when the phone rang. 'Are you all right?', said an anxious voice. Err, yes...I said... 'It's just that your eucalyptus is down, didn't you see it?' Err, no...I said. Going downstairs, I realised that Mike next door was absolutely right. As you can see from the photo, the eucalyptus is down, and it ain't goin' up again...that's it leaning against the front of our house. As far as we can see, there's no damage, it's just propped up against the house, and Mike took a couple of branches off to make sure that they didn't wave around and break the windows. So, there's a man coming to 'deal with it' tomorrow, when the winds have abated somewhat. I've been meaning to have someone come and do exactly that before now, but somehow never got round to it. I'm not good at telephoning people and asking them to do things...but once he's here, I'll get him to quote for tidying up the hedges, too. Who knows, he might be a good source for sticks for the totem dolls...


And just to show what good neighbours I have, Moira came through to drag me round to her house to be sure I was okay, and Mike gave me a large bar of chocolate covered marzipan (my favourite, his too...),apparently 'for the shock'. Thanks, guys...


3 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

Oh, you're lucky there's no damage!
I'm happy I don't have big trees around my house... It's terribly windy here too, and it's getting on my nerves...

Anonymous said...

Look on it as an opportunity to try dyeing with Eucalyptus, smile.

suzanne said...

Well thanks goodness no one was hurt and no damage done, and the totem idea is a good way of looking at things.
This freaky weather that is happening everywhere is very scary, ice storms, windys that can knock a tree down, no snow where there should be, and where snow is not suppose to be, its really getting dangerous, and looking at the brighter side of life, is a good thing, good luck with the tree guy, glad everyone is fine.
Suzanne