We've had 4 Live Oaks growing in our front yard for 22 years.
Today, two of them were gone in less than an hour. They needed to go.
Five guys skillfully climbed and zipped and sawed and danced around our yard for a total of two hours. Long limbs were trimmed. Stumps were ground into sawdust. Leaves were raked. The yard got brighter.
I moved from window to window, watching the show. It was the biggest "quarantine window entertainment" we've seen in 6 months.
But the view from upstairs made me sad. The tangle of green branches is gone from this view. Yes, the "street trees" had to go and the bigger tree limbs were touching the house. But I really liked the cozy, private, jungle-feel, of before.
It's funny though. On this day, when the house suddenly became more visible and the yard became brighter, I saw and spoke with more neighbors than I have in months.
Before the work began, I had 4 conversations while standing apart in the street. These in-person chats were brief, but so needed... after months of neighborhood texting. For a half year, the homes on our street have pretty much been sheltering in place. Those who brave the heat like us, mostly hang out in backyards. Suddenly today, the world opened up in front!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!