Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Close Encounter

For months I’ve been hearing a creaking noise coming from the gigantic tree on the south side of the house, but couldn’t figure out what was causing it. Then the other day, in preparation of showing the house, I decided to wash the windows upstairs. I stood there looking out and thought to myself, “Huh, I don’t remember that tree being so close to the house.” Of course, trees just don’t get up and move so I didn’t think much of it and moved on to scrubbing toilets.

Then, yesterday, we had another 40 mile-an-hour wind day here on the prairie. It blew the bark right off the old tree in the back that was hit by lightning last summer.

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I was wanting some bark to use for dying yarn, but this is a bit excessive.

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As I stood there inspecting the bark, I heard the creaking noise again. Remembering my thoughts while washing the window I decided to investigate. Sure enough, I was right, the tree IS closer to the house than it used to be. A huge branch is dangling precariously. Rather close to the house too, I might add.

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The large branch is suffering from some sort of stress fracture.

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Needless to say, I cancelled all my plans for this morning and we are all sitting around waiting for a tree guy to show up.

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“I hope he gets here soon,” said Thelma. “I was supposed to get a pedicure today.”

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11 comments:

Love My Country Home said...

You always make me laugh with your cute captions.

Nancy K. said...

Way to know your homestead! It's a good thing you noticed that branch before it blew into your house during a storm. Someone must be watching over you....

;-)

YarnKettle said...

Ah that Thelma, she is always so worried about her nails, I mean hooves. Good luck on the tree guy. Good thing he could come so soon.

Karin said...

hope the tree guy pitched!

Jennifer said...

Ooooo!! Not good yet the llamas are too cute! ^.^

rkbsnana said...

Too cute about the pedicure bit but not so much with the tree. Kinda' scary, huh?

Elaine said...

Too scary!! There is a tree across the street from us that is quite tall and leans toward my house. Being in the Windy City means anything could happen.
Are you really moving? I just found your blog and enjoy reading it.

Christine said...

I'm only moving if the house sells. That might take awhile.

Jennifer said...

Saw this and had to share!!

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The Barn Door said...

I really thought you were kidding about selling the farm!!

Kdo jsem? said...

I love llamas!