My neighbor to the east of me is a pleasant woman. She and her pretty cat have been in residence for several months, and she tries to let me know if anything out of the ordinary is going to be going on at her place. Last week she told me that a crew of tree-trimmers would be working in her yard in a few days. Therefore, I was not surprised to hear the sound of a chain-saw at work this past Wednesday.
Later in the morning, while I was enjoying myself reading blogs and having a second cup of coffee, I was startled to hear a loud thud on my roof. Hmmm... that was not the pitter patter of squirrel feet, m'dear!
I went outside just in time to see another long branch fall to rest on my roof, and then watched in some unease as yet one more limb came crashing down across my chain link fence.
"We didn't hurt nothin'" the chain-saw-wielding one yelled down to me from my neighbor's roof. "No other way to get'er down."
It seems they were correct. There's no damage to my house or fence, but I was a bit unsure about it for a while. They carefully cleaned up any debris, and other than one really ugly, limbless, leafless tree by my neighbor's car port, it's hard to tell they were ever here. I'm hoping that tree will sprout some new leaves... soon.