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Author Topic: Check Out My New Landscaping!  (Read 1804 times)

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Offline Basquo

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Check Out My New Landscaping!
« on: May 24, 2007, 06:38:49 PM »
Maybe Ann was right!  I shouldn’t have harvested God’s creations, and now He’s punishing me by taking away my park view.  I set my alarm later than usual, but even at 6:20am I couldn’t understand why it was still so dark outside.  Surprise!  A tree came down into my backyard last night. A 50-foot-tall tree!

I never even heard it, because it came down very slowly, according to my neighbor who watched it happen.  It’s been leaning for a couple of months, but in the last week it has leaned to where some long branches were touching the ground. With the rain we’ve had lately, the ground softened enough to let it come down finally.

Since we’ve been telling the management for over a month, and they didn’t even start taking action until Tuesday, I think that this should have been taken care of before it got to this point.  I have left a message for the manager, asking for some consideration for next month’s rent, since they raised my rent for a “park view,” of a park I can’t even view.

No flowers, no hotties jogging, only a newly wooded yard.  But the squirrels are coming right up to my porch now, as the tree is still very much alive.  Reminds me of Lisa’s little Tyke.

The first two pics were taken this morning at dawn, the third when I came home this afternoon.  Management "thinks" that someone will be out tomorrow or Saturday to remove it.

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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 07:49:37 PM »
Karma is certainly a bitch isn't it. 

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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 07:51:53 PM »
My karma ran over my dogma years ago (author unknown.)

Offline Basquo

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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007, 08:29:56 PM »
Here's a picture to show how big the tree is, the view due East from my porch...the trunk is about 3 feet in diameter.

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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 04:40:42 AM »
hehehhee! I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a good giggle over this! :D

As Karmic lessons go Creighton, I'd say you got off with a gentle rap on the knuckles. It's really something else the way it not only came down slowly, but didn't damage a thing either. I bet the plants on your porch were holding their breath!

Your landlord is pretty damned cheeky charging extra rent for a view he had nothing to do with. Sheesh! ::)

I'm still giggling - so thanks for sharing. It's always nice to start the day with a giggle. ;D

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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 11:17:42 AM »
Looks like a privacy hedge!  Who's up for an outdoor orgy!
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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 12:39:54 PM »
Beautiful place to live, Creighton. I am surrounded by neighbours.  :-\ It is the Amazon Jungle, isn´t it?  :P
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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 10:52:35 PM »
Hope the tree got removed and daylight has returned to your bedroom. 
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Re: Check Out My New Landscaping!
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007, 12:14:32 AM »
Nope...and with the rain expected for the next 5 days I expect it's going to be there for a while.  At least with the slow fall, the roots are still intact, so it's like having a giant peach hedge out back. The leaves are still healthy and not wilting.

One fortunate thing about the tree leaving is the amount of sunlight I'll be getting now.  The beds (and hopefully the rose bush) should really start popping out in a month or so.  And perhaps the butterflies will return; with the tree growing so much this Spring, and it's leaning tendancy, the butterflies haven't been able to see what treats I have for them. I hope the monarchs will stop by in October and lay some eggs so I can raise some caterpillars to send to Mexico when they metamorphis before Christmas.


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