Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tragedy avoided

A few nights ago about 10:30 at night  very large pine tree in my yard fell over. It made a very loud crash and shook the ground.
Now while this may seem like a serious thing to someone like my friend Stephen who would be wondering if it hit the house or the camper or the garage or the truck etc. along with concern of it's removal.  It was not so in my case, you see it fell into the street....completely blocking the road, cars had to turn around and go another route. So about 11:00 PM I saw a police car with flashing lights out at the road guarding the scene to stop someone from hitting the downed tree which was fine with me as I was in bed.
 At about 1:00 in the morning I awoke to the sound of chainsaws and trucks and the police was still there with lights on as they worked into the night.
At daylight when I went out the tree was all cut up out of the road and hauled off so I sat on the porch and drank my coffee without concern of tree removal.
Lesson learned, Next time a tree falls in your yard just drag it out in the street.
  The moral of the story is if you live right and treat people right good things happen in return, I hope Stephen is paying attention.


12 comments:

  1. I shall now stamp you, smartass

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  2. Case in point, thanks my friend.

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  3. Duke,
    I'm glad the big old tree was away from your home, vehicles, and no one was hurt. I would have done the same thing. Now that the local p.d. and city/town people have done all the work and there's nothing for you to do, I say get another cup of coffee.

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    1. Sandy, Sometimes if you ignore stuff it goes away. Thanks.

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  4. Are your last names Hatfield and McCoy, by any chance? Heh.

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    1. Rev Paul, not really, we just like to pick on each other.

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  5. Glad nothing was damaged and that you didn't have to lift a finger to remove it. Well, probably except for your pinky finger as you sipped coffee. :-)

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    1. 45er, I could have chipped a nail.

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  6. Glad there was no serious damage or 'work' involved in the removal :-)

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  7. Old NFO, I let my tax dollars work for a change.

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  8. Averted disaster and firewood? A very good night indeed!

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