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Sunday, June 18, 2006
It was a Dark and Stormy Night....
We had a little mini storm here last night. The wind was fierce, pretty scary, and it's gotta be blowing pretty hard for a Chicagoan to think the wind is scary. The problem? Well, our neighbors tree has grown far out over our yard, it's over our roof so now we have leaves in our gutters, a huge nuisance, not to mention expensive water damage the overflowing gutters has done. But I digress.

So, this tree has grown out so much that it became tangled in the power lines. My sister came by just in time to tell us that she heard a pop and saw some sparks fly. I went outside and we could tell that the power lines were all frayed from the tree bark and leaves rubbing against them. So, we're trying to figure out who to call for this problem. We figure the Electric company has to do something about it.

We called the city and they transferred us to the Fire Department. We just hung up as that didn't seem like it was going to do much good. Like my mom says, 'if it's not one thing it's another.' LOL. We just didn't want the tree to catch fire or something serious. The other problem is that years ago my Aunt thought it was a good idea if our neighbor went half with us in getting the tree cut down, but then they cut all the tree down in our neighbors yard and left all the rest over our yard, so what was the point? No point. Sigh.

Back to the starting board.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 6:30 PM  
5 commentst:
  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said…

    Hmm...yeah, it SHOULD be the electric company...


  • At 6:59 AM, Blogger beadinggalinMS said…

    The electric company is who I called to fix our line. They should do something about that. I would of not been able to sleep wondering and worrying about it.

  • At 7:56 AM, Blogger gunngirl said…

    Mr. Fab--haha, yes, I did catch that you're making fun of me. *gives narrow look* :)

    BG--yeah. But when the wind stopped blowing I calmed down.

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Gareth said…

    Actually I saw pretty much the same thing on Saturday past. I was on the second floor of a building and out of the window in could see a whole row of trees with telephone cables running right through them. The trees had abviously grown up to meet the cables but dang, how are the trees allowed to grow that tall before the local authorities have even noticed it and done something about trimming the trees before there is a spark that ignites the whole tree line?!?!

    Haha, you say "starting board" and we say over here "drawing board" :p

  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger High Desert Diva said…

    Yeah, I think the electric company should fix it and/or inform your neighbors that they're responsible for the bill.

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