Monday, May 18, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


What a mess of a weekend this was! It was so physcially and emotionally drainging. I just really want to erase it all from my mind!

The Good. This weekend the tree guys finally came out to remove that giant sweet gum I had mentioned in an earlier post. They had constantly postponed with one reason or another but this weekend they called and were ready to "take her down"!

The Bad. Everything started out just fine and I had shown them all the areas to avoid and be careful of. One guy was up top cutting off some of the larger branches while my neighbor and I enjoyed the nice weather outside. Suddenly we both heard a bang and crash and looked up, scared that he had fallen. He was fine but shortly after Harold came out and told me we had no power. I went to check and one side of our house had power while the other side did not. The side without included the stove, the computer, microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, washer, dryer, AC unit and some lights. It seems as though that big bang had turned out to be a huge branch that hit the transformer and really damaged it! Thus the mess of a day began!

The power company came out but had to make more than one trip to access the damage and then get what they needed to repair it all. It was definitely not a minor fix. The whole transformer box had to be replaced leaving our neighbors without power during this time as well! By the time the power finally came back on around 9pm, I was exhausted, took my shower and hit the bed!

The Ugly. Luckily the tree company was insured but those guys knew that someone was going to get a big reprimand and wanted to hurry up and leave the scene of their crime thus leaving us with a bigger mess than they should have! Of course, the big power truck that back into our yard didn't help matters and only made the mess a lot bigger (but that was basically the tree company's fault as well)! You can see part of the big mess under the big power truck! It will take forever to clean up especially with all the rain and mud around here lately! Yuck!

On the good side, I have more space for planting and a lot of loose soil just waiting for some new shrubs! To help myself feel better, I bought some new plants yesterday and plan to get some more this week for that new bare area! I will leave those for a later post this week!

I am still pretty exhausted from it all and have just noticed I am using the word "thus" a whole lot in this post! Last week was a real bummer as far as stitching and blogging goes! I wasn't really in the mood for either and it showed and I certainly didn't get much done over the weekend! I guess a little break every now and then is better than pushing myself to the brink of just being sick of it all! LOL.

Until next time - stay safe, stay happy and stay well!

12 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Some days are just like that. Hopefully, it will be much better this week!

Glenna said...

Oh--totally sucks. Argh--it makes you feel sometimes as if you need to hover over anyone doing anything around your house, warning them, reminding them. Hope the rest of the week is much better.

Leah said...

At least the tree is down, right? As time goes by it will just be a funny story you can reminisce about with your family and friends. :) Hope you get your stitching mojo back soon!

Margaret said...

Oh dear. I'm so sorry everything was so tough this weekend! Hope things get better for you.

Jennifer said...

so sorry to hear about your bad day! I can't imagine all of that. We got some trees cut close to our house a couple of years ago and I truly held my breath until they were down.
Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com

Brigitte said...

Hmm, a really tough weekend. But now it's over, you can relax and think about what you will plant on the now free ground. Isn't that fun?

CindyMae said...

Sorry that you had such a tough weekend!!! I pray that your week goes much better. At least something good did come out of it, more gardening!!

Littlebit said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry, Sherre that your weekend was messed up. I don't like that movie anyway. LOL! Can't wait to see pics of the flower/shrubs, and I hope you're feeling better today.

Milly~ said...

What an ordeal! So sorry hon.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Well, glad that the tree is down and you now have a new planting area. Hope you didn't lose anything in the refridge while the power was out.

Glad the power is back on and maybe you can get some stitching done.

Have a better week.

Roberta

Von said...

What an awful time you had getting that tree removed! Hope that your new planting is a big success - you made some nice choices!

Barb said...

I just had to comment! We have 3-4 old trees in our yard that really need to come down and one of them is a sweet gum. They lost a lot of limbs last summer in a storm and are very close to the house. We are dreading the danger, the mess and the expense! But it will give us great sun for more flowers and herbs! Sorry you had such a difficult time. Does the power company charge the tree guys for the repairs?