Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More on the trees

In her comment on my post about the trees, Dana asked about the ones outside my front door.

If one was standing at my front door, looking away from the condo, they would see the building across the way. The two buildings are separated by maybe about 40 feet and a grassy area. There are were several trees there, including one that was hit by lightning last fall. Many are gone, some remain.

It's quite sobering to realize that lightning hit a tree 20 feet outside your bedroom window.

After one recovers from the $400 purchase of a new TV and the weeklong wait for the replacement DVR, that is.

The tree that dropped a nice fat limb not 5 feet from my car one windy day last week is gone now as well.

We can now look forward to a higher electric bill come summer (if we're unable to resist the siren song of the A/C), but I'd rather have that than a tree in my living room.

3 comments:

~lifedramatic~ said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

I left a little treat for you over there. It seems like a lot of ingredients, but it goes together quickly and it's really, really good!

Char

http://www.pithytitle.blogspot.com

DanaMc said...

Eek.
Sorry Kat.
I wouldn't want a tree in your living room or on your car. I just seem to remember how much you loved the woodland feel of your home.

Bottom line:
I'd rather have you safe.

All the best,
Dana

kat said...

Oh honey, I *do* love the woodland feel... and some of it's still left. I was just trying to look at the positive side of there being less of it.