Saturday, March 26, 2016
The sun is out and everything is amazingly sparkly!!
The tree guys have come early this morning and done their thing: emergency removal of the big chunks of maple from our roof. And on to the next customer! There are lots of people with trees down . . . waiting in line. Tree guys will be back in due course to trim the tree itself and take away the debris and remove branches from a birch and another maple also significantly damaged and present their account which is going to be pretty sizable.
Oh well oh well oh well. Lots of heavy equipment involved, arborist work is highly skilled and quite dangerous, and I can't begrudge 'em earning a living. Very very grateful that my DH need not try to do this himself with or without my help -- no way I want him to risk injury.
Most of yesterday we were without power. House was getting pretty chilly and there was of course nothing hot to eat. But: clearly the hydro workers were out there working hard and restoring the juice eventually. It was great to heat up a bowlful of hot soup, crawl into bed, rev up the electric blanket and get toasty warm again. We absolutely slept in.
How dependent we all are on the work of others.
Weather forecast indicates we'll be +11 soon: I can hear the ice falling outside, a kind of constant tinkling wind-chimes effect.
So: heading for the Y to get some exercise and to enjoy the sparkles en route: by the time I'm done, I expect all the sparkles will also be on the ground and melting.