So, I was thinking, "Monday I will post my fabulous garage sale find..."
OK, I paid a little too much for it, and I'm not quite sure what I'll do with it, but I loved it.
And I was going to show you these pretty napkin rings my friend Mary Jane gave to me. She had them left from her sale, and will look nice with my pink dishes... a lovely set of eight.
And then I took some photos of my quilts to post -- but I think I'll hold on those.
I went to high school open houses, sat in the basement during tornado warnings, pitched Britcoms during pledge. It was a nice weekend.
Until I was chatting with my friend Suzanne in Canada this morning, making plans for Shaw Festival when I happened to look out the window.
This is what I saw.
I'm not sure when it happened. It must have fallen overnight, though the storms were earlier. I don't know how I missed seeing it walking back and forth through the living room all morning. It hadn't fallen last night while Rick and I were watching the Celtics/Lakers game.
The big branch had been weighing down on the apple tree for a season. I'd deferred dealing with it, because it was split very high and was going to be difficult to remove. I had been planning on trimming out the lower branches to take some of the weight off.
Well, at least I don't have to do that right now.
As best as I can tell, the big branch took out the apple tree by the roots.
It's on a line -- I think the cable line, but I'm not about to touch it and find out. I still have cable.
Of course, I was already concerned about trees, because Rick called last night after he left and went back to his place. He owns and rents out the duplex next door to his, and this is what happened there.
More storms are due tonight. I hope they lay off the tornadoes and the wind this time.
Fortunatelly, we don't think there is major damage on Rick's house and my tree missed my roof -- it could have been far worse.
And the tree needed trimming anyway -- although I'll miss my pretty pink crabapple with its branches just made for holding birdfeeders and hanging baskets.
We're hoping to get a group rate on tree removal.
I'm amazed I'm not more upset by this -- despite missing the crabapple. It's just a tree. (Well, two trees, but the other is still there.) It could have been the tornado -- we had several around here they think.
I spent much of the tornado warning getting dressed in the basement, having been wrapped in a towel from the shower when it started. I grabbed some clothes, my glasses, a book and the phone and went downstairs. Fortunately, my friend from France called during the warning, so we had a nice chat.
(I tried to grab Gypsy, but he made it deep under the bed before I could snatch him. It somewhat comforted me that he would be more likely to land on his feet if we started swirling off to Oz than I would.)
Wherever you are, I hope you have sunny skies!
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