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Old 07-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #931
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I adore my next door neighbour and her family. While we were away, we, as usual, let her use our parking spot right out front for any of her visitors. A nephew with a 5 ton parked in the spot but when he was leaving he accidentally backed into a tree across the street. This is the beautiful ball cedar that I always photograph each season to show the snow, sun, etc. and have put in threads here.

It was an accident, plain and simple. She went to the office and reported it saying she would pay any expenses. She feels terrible and I feel bad for her.

My vent is that I loved that bush and I cried when they chopped up today but I didn't want my neighbour to see because she feels bad enough. I am angry that the tree is gone, but am also concerned with her because other neighbours are not being so nice and I feel the need to defend her.

I know it is only a tree and I shouldn't get worked up about it.
There is nothing wrong with crying over a tree (as long as it doesn't turn into an ongoing thing)! I feel bad for you, but you at least have pictures (I loved your tree too!). I feel bad for your neighbor, that the others are not being very nice about it. They need to remember that it was a tree, not a child or pet, and get over it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #932
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my vent is a plugged up kitchen sink. you can envision the mess and all that.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:59 PM   #933
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it got worse today, i had a plumber scheduled to unplug the kitchen sink. when i got up, had no power. i remembered the office said they would be working on it today. supposed to be back on at eleven, didn't come back on til 2 pm. i rescheduled the plumber till tomorrow.

it was very very hot in here with no a.c. my kitties really were suffering. me too. it is still 83 here at 6 pm. the air has had a hard time catching up.

at least my sewing went well once the power was back on. going out to water plants, then a shower. maybe that will cool me off.

i am hoping for a better day tomorrow. being hot makes me cranky.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:33 AM   #934
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it got worse today, i had a plumber scheduled to unplug the kitchen sink. when i got up, had no power. i remembered the office said they would be working on it today. supposed to be back on at eleven, didn't come back on til 2 pm. i rescheduled the plumber till tomorrow.

it was very very hot in here with no a.c. my kitties really were suffering. me too. it is still 83 here at 6 pm. the air has had a hard time catching up.

at least my sewing went well once the power was back on. going out to water plants, then a shower. maybe that will cool me off.

i am hoping for a better day tomorrow. being hot makes me cranky.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:21 AM   #935
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it got worse today, i had a plumber scheduled to unplug the kitchen sink. when i got up, had no power. i remembered the office said they would be working on it today. supposed to be back on at eleven, didn't come back on til 2 pm. i rescheduled the plumber till tomorrow.

it was very very hot in here with no a.c. my kitties really were suffering. me too. it is still 83 here at 6 pm. the air has had a hard time catching up.

at least my sewing went well once the power was back on. going out to water plants, then a shower. maybe that will cool me off.

i am hoping for a better day tomorrow. being hot makes me cranky.
I hope today is a much better day for you! I know what you mean about heat making you cranky. The heat and humidity here have me cranky too!
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #936
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my vent is a plugged up kitchen sink. you can envision the mess and all that.
Sorry to hear about your sink drain. What a pain. Although it's not always possible to tell when a plug-up will strike, I try to notice if the drain starts acting sluggish. When it get too slow, I get some of that drain cleaner with the charming name of "foaming pipe snake" and that has worked so far, fingers crossed.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:53 PM   #937
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I get so frustrated with our system sometimes. I bought an old truck off of a friend last week. Had some work done on it, got the safety check, and now it is in pretty good shape. Today I went into town to get the ownership changed over and the plates changed. Well, due to the fact that it is over 20 years old, I have to go and pay$35 for a separate appraisal so they can tax me on the value. Then, the old plates I had on a vehicle can't be transferred because they are not truck plates, so I need to cancel them, then wait for a refund in the mail for the remaining cost I paid for the sticker. Then I need to buy new stickers for the old truck. She offered me a temporary permit for 15 dollars. I said no thanks. The truck is still under my friends name and insurance so thankfully I can drive it anothe 35 miles to get an apprasal at a certified apraiser. You know, the one that is going to cost me 35 dollars so they can calculate how much tax I have to pay on a 20 year old vehicle.

Man! I hate the bs sometimes! OK, I hate the BS all of the time.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #938
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I don't like my new Whirpool clothes washer. It's load sensing gizmo takes too long to do its thing. By the time the wash cycle begins my old washer would have been done with its entire load, ready for the dryer. This sucks.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #939
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I don't like my new Whirpool clothes washer. It's load sensing gizmo takes too long to do its thing. By the time the wash cycle begins my old washer would have been done with its entire load, ready for the dryer. This sucks.
Of course. And you probably had to pay extra for a feature that does less. Like a dehumidifier I bought a while ago. Twice the price and features as the old one, but does half the job.

OK. I should step away from the computer for a while.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:51 PM   #940
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Of course. And you probably had to pay extra for a feature that does less. Like a dehumidifier I bought a while ago. Twice the price and features as the old one, but does half the job.
Actually no. I got it at Lowes and paid $339 on sale ($159 off) over the holiday weekend so I got a really good deal on a large capacity washer.
All these new energy saver appliances come with these stupid time-wasting, water-saving devices. I can't even set my own water level. I can't even open the lid in the middle of the wash.
Had I known this I would have looked for a washer with the traditional mechanical dial type switch on the console....if they still made one.
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