Saturday, November 19, 2011
The 16-foot-long central leader of the Autumn Blaze maple broke off about 2 weeks ago and has been hanging from the side of the tree since then.
My friend said he would, if not actually take the tree down at this time, at least disentangle the huge limb from the live branches. No sight of him.
So I called a tree company a week ago Thursday. Sure, they'd come right out to look at it if not that same day, then by the weekend. No sight of them either.
So, at the "venerable" (ha!) age of 65, yours truly borrowed a CHAINSAW for crying out loud and figured out how to use it.
When the pundits tell you that it is the government or the insurance companies that keep health care so expensive, don't you believe it!
It's situations like this (an angry, frustrated woman -- with a chainsaw) that sends premiums thru the roof. Grrrrrr.
P.S. Happy to report no misfortunes today while I added to my stash of firewood. But I'm learning to not trust anyone who promises anything anymore, even when it's their JOB! My electrician was scheduled to do repairs here and at my mother's house. She's canceled twice (claiming "illness") since October 21 and now won't even return my calls. *$(#* Not even the calls where I'm pleading for her to at least TELL US she won't do the job and we should find someone else. After all, I'm too old to start playing with electricity as well as chainsaws.
I have to draw the line somewhere!
I'm sure the insurance companies would second that. :-/
P.P.S. As of November 1 I'm now covered by Medicare. Woohoo! And, obviously, not a moment too soon.