The Bradford pear tree that has provided shade, bird habitat, and launching pads for squirrels willing to leap from its branches to our platform bird feeder was split by the high winds we had Monday. Tuesday, under the strain of lower velocity but longer duration winds the split widened and about 1/4th of the tree fell onto the house.
26 October 2010
We called our homeowner’s insurance agent and he recommended a tree service to remove the tree. We called him immediately. He was to remove it yesterday. After a day full of excuses, delays, and just plain being ignored we realized that he wasn’t going to be of any benefit and that we probably didn’t want him handling tools on our property. We let our insurance agent know what had happened. We only lost a day and a half waiting on someone who was not going to show up ready to work.
28 October 2010
28 October 2010 It is now possible to sit on the deck or on the ground by the deck and shoot down firing lane with a rifle. Previously, it was only a pistol range.
The only damage to the house appears to be some bent guttering. How very lucky we were!