First, we checked on all the girls, thinking maybe some large piece of furniture had fallen over in their room. All was clear there.
Then Josh checked the front yard, while I checked the back. I found this:
Tuesday morning, we called out the electric company thinking they might trim the branch because of the power line. Turns out they won't do any work over the house though. Next, we called several tree trimming companies for quotes.
The whole tree really needed to come down before we ended up with another limb on the roof. It took a few days to get organized, but on Friday, the electric company came in the morning to unhook the power line from our house and move it out of the way. Then the tree trimming guys cut down the tree, we paid them a rather significant sum of money, and the electric company reconnected our power. We won't be eating out for a while, but all is well.
Josh had the idea to ask the guys to just leave the stump. He cut steps into it and moved the trampoline over there. The girls are excited to have an easier way to get in there, there's no longer a big tree dropping leaves and twigs on it, and the weather has been cooler, so the trampoline has gotten A LOT of use this weekend.
I say hey man, what’s going on
He said I don’t know where to start
Sarah’s old car’s about to fall apart
And the washer quit last week
We had to put momma in the nursing home
And the baby’s cutting teeth
I didn’t get much work this week
And I got bills to pay
I said I know this ain’t what you wanna hear
But it’s what I’m gonna say
Sounds like life to me it ain’t no fantasy
It’s just a common case of everyday reality
Man I know it’s tough but you gotta suck it up
To hear you talk you’re caught up in some tragedy
It sounds like life to me
Definitely a reminder most of us could use at times, I know I can let little things start to look like big things if I don't take time to put things in perspective!