I was supposed to get together with another friend today, but work kept her and we missed each other. She lives in Florida, so it'll be a long time before I get another chance to see her. (i.e., when her job sends her this way again.)
| The people that lived here before me let the yard go to seed to the point where my neighbor called the city to have someone cut the 3-foot tall weeds in the backyard. His yard is perfect and he gets annoyed that I'm lax about weed control because it means he has to work harder. I sympathize with him a little, but at the same time, he is semi-retired and loves yard work. I'm a full-time grad student with a full-time job and am starting with a yard that is one hundred percent weeds. It will be a couple years before it is really fixed. Anyway, two weeks ago (the 10th) we had a snowstorm that damaged several of my trees. The damaged trees are the weedy Siberian-elms (I know they are weedy, I'm just guessing on the name.) Pictures of damaged trees and the big pile of tree limbs. We didn't have a saw, so we had to trim the trees with a pair of hedge trimmers. We had to twist off the large limbs and snip them with the hedge trimmers as we could. I'm thinking a chainsaw needs to go on my wish list.
This tree is the silver maple in the front yard. (It wasn't damaged by the storm, happily.) Beautiful! All the leaves have fallen by now though.
Work is going well, but we've had a pretty long working group meeting. We are accomplishing a lot, but I'm really not a sit-in-meetings-all-day-type person