This morning I was rudely awakened by a loud popping noise followed by a huge crash, at 4:11 a.m.! I immediately jumped out of bed to see what branch had come down and it we had any damage to our home, cars, fence or gardens. I found the scene above (it was darker of course so I did not take this picture until 5:30 a.m). Praise God nothing was damaged and no one was under it when it came down. I have been up ever since! UGH!
The branch that came down was from a beautiful old tree in our neighbor's yard. It has provided both our homes with wonderfully cool shade for many years. Sadly the tree is starting to lose huge branches and I am afraid that it is going to have to be taken down for safety reasons.
Jeff and I are so thankful that this branch did not come crashing down 2 weekends ago when we had our yard sale in the front yard. People could have been seriously injured!
My dear hubby put his other plans for today on hold and got out in the yard to start the clean up process.
He first tossed all the loose branches into a pile.
He then got out his sawzall and started cutting away!
He made pretty quick work of that part of it.
We are blessed with wonderful neighbors! Our neighbor on the other side of us, the famous Uncle Bob, let us borrow his big trailer so that Jeff could haul off the smaller branches.
He stacked the bigger pieces wood near the fence line to see if our neighbors, who's tree it is, wanted the wood to burn in their wood stove.
For the record, our neighbor, who's tree it came from, saw it this morning after she got home from working an overnight shift at a hospital an hour's drive away and called us immediately. She felt horrible about it coming down in our yard and told us to just wait until her husband got home this afternoon and he would help clean it all up. My hubby told her not to worry about it, he would get it taken care of. They are part of our hanai (adopted by love) family and have their plates really full at the moment. The last thing they needed was to worry about this. :)