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Sunday, December 22, 2013

more damage pics

Good afternoon.
Well, instead of going to Muskegon to see my Mom for Christmas today, I spent the day cleaning up some of the mess from the ice storm.

As you saw in the previous post, my main shade tree in the front yard and back yard were destroyed. It looked like a bomb went off in the top of them and blew them to pieces.
Amazingly, Craig's car was not damaged at all.

I was finally able to get all the branches from the driveway over into the lawn and after salting and waiting, shoveled all the frozen ice/snow off the driveway.

At least the driveway is clear now since it is expected to get much colder over the next few days.
We've continued to have branches break and fall during the day. With much colder weather coming, the ice already on the trees won't be going anywhere, so we may continue to see more breakage.
We were fortunate that we didn't lose power. I ventured out to check on the Salon, and there were 6 out 0f 7 traffic lights out on the way there, along with numerous businesses. I also saw yard after yard that looked similar to ours. Trees broken all over.
And our trees are so damaged, I think we'll need to have them cut down. That will be just one more expense to top off our expensive year.  :-(
But, like I told Craig, at least the house wasn't damaged, the car wasn't damaged, we didn't lose power, we are working and can afford to pay for the clean-up.
But really.......can this year hurry up and end?

1 comment:

  1. Are you sure there is no chance your trees can recover? Maybe you should wait until spring or summer to take them down. (Might be cheaper when there is less demand?)

    The reason I ask though is because there was a pecan tree here that had been hit by lightning sometime before 2008 and it was still alive. It even produced a few pecans in 2011. The reason we took it down was because the inside of the bottom trunk was about half gone and the Ag guy said he was sure it could not be saved.

    Still, really glad that there wasn't any worse damage.

    Happy Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas! ♥