Nope! It’s bad

I really hope this will be the last of the woes of the storm damage.  If I find any more, I’m going to go out and lie down in a snow bank to numb myself till it’s all over.  (Okay, I know, a little overly-dramatic, but I’m upset).  I was reading along on Facebook, when I saw a post from my power company saying that they couldn’t restore your power if you had a damaged bulkhead.  Well, I didn’t lose power, but a lot of the tree fell on the power line.  I figured they could still come out and get the tree off the line, but it got me to thinking.  When the big branches fell, it caused the cats to come jettisoning out of the back bedroom, where the electricity attaches to the house.  Perhaps I’d best go have a look-see as to what happened to the bulkhead.  OY!

Bulkhead damage 3 Bulkhead damage 2 Bulkhead damage 1

I’d better call my insurance company.  I may not need an electrician, but I’ll need the power company to shut down the power to repair this mess.  Please, no more!  UNCLE!!!


The Aftermath

The snow and ice has finally started to melt, but the light of day revealed more damage.

Upon opening the front door this morning, I found the neighbor to the south’s arborvitae had fallen across the driveway onto my fence



The fence is, I think, not damaged, but I’ll have to saw this up to get out of the garage.

Arborvita 2


My neighbor to the north’s tree also fell on her power lines.  Unfortunately, its root-wad boosted part of my fairly new and very expensive fence into the air.

Fence damage


Ozzie’s tormentors will most likely have to re-locate to the projects now.  You can see the squirrel’s nest in the tree that fell.

Lost squirrel hab


And my gorgeous maple tree that made the yard so delightful on a hot summer’s day is now blown apart.

Once beautiful tree


Most of it lying on the ground



I am very sad about all of this, but I know that spring is coming, life will begin anew, the mess will be cleared away, and new things will be planted.  For now, though, it’s a bit of a bummer.