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screaminghollow    Posted 06-08-2002 at 00:40:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
darn early summer storms came through thurs night knocked trees over everywhere. Frantically cleaned the wild cherry limbs out of the pastures. Of course, the neighbor tree hugger down the road, who wouldn't let the power company trim her trees, had three come down and knocked down the transformers, distribution box, etc. knocked my power out for the 31 hours. It just came back on. I spend a day a year making sure there are no limbs or trees that will hit my lines and the twit screwed things up for all the neighbors. The fact that she had about two tons of maple come through her roof into the living room may be just desserts. Still, I offered the Mr. some lumber and plywood to patch the roof and assistance getting the tress cut and off the roof. He said no, not until the insurance company adjuster assesses all the damage. Well it rained another two inches a few hours later. I told their insurance agent, also mine, about the failure to mitigate damages. He said those folks make a living making homeowner claims.
My kids are going through TV withdrawl and my daughter was none to happy spending her birthday helping clean up the mess around here. We lost three of our big maples that we tapped in february. Oh well, I'll have plenty of well seasoned firewood next winter.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 06-08-2002 at 09:41:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry for getting the wrong handel there Screaminghollow.
Later Bob

Bob /Ont.    Posted 06-08-2002 at 09:37:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Salmoneye, your neighbour should get a windmill generator and patch the roof with some solar pannels. The pannels will last longer now that the big tree is gone.:<)
Later Bob

Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-08-2002 at 07:40:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our Generator comes in handy for the fires to run our pump with. I seems when we have one the poles burn or they turn it off to keep more fires from starting. Nice and handy to save a 7- refrigurators from spoiling! Mark H.

BOSS    Posted 06-08-2002 at 06:19:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we moved out here where Consumers Energy is alittle slower getting to us, I bought a 15000 watt generator, 2 weeks after I bought it a lighting bolt came down and blew out our electric, only ours, hit our pole and nobody elses. Went right out and hooked up the gen. just like nothing ever happened.....guess what ? Consumers Energy was out here in about 30 minutes and fixed it in about 2 minutes. Hey, but the generator does work, and good too.

bob ny    Posted 06-08-2002 at 04:31:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
when we moved from the lowlands to the mts the first thing we put in was a generator saved a lot
of food from spoiling last 3 years when you live in the woods you have to think ahead

Les...fortunate    Posted 06-08-2002 at 04:26:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Poetic justice sometimes does happen. I work as a forester/arborist for an electric coop. I have to deal with ijjits like your neighbor all the time. Sometimes it takes a good storm like you just described to get people to cooperate with you.
Back in the '98 ice storm here, we left one whole town full of treehugger types out for three days while they had conservation commission meetings, planning board meetings and finally decided it was all right for us to come in there and restore the power. Funny, but since then, we've done a lot of cutting in that town and people don't squawk near as much as they used to. Maybe there's hope for them yet.

I tole ya once    Posted 06-08-2002 at 05:27:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya cut my trees and I'm gonna bust up yer fiddle!

Grove r    Posted 06-08-2002 at 06:15:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, what he said...ah love trees....loves to cut em down and make sawdust, slabs and even a few boards outa em!!!!

The main transmission line for several of the neighbors runs right through the middle of my property, [1/4], about a third through some major "bush" area, when first cleared, the right of way was wide enough, but over the years, trees get taller, and are able, when the wind blows them down, to reach out and "touch" the power lines. Have made a point, the last few years to widen this area, "to make sure" none fall on the lines. Have had too much to do with trees "falling in love with" my buildings etc. Tree hugger? no...they are just a crop, to be harvested, just as my hay is, when they pose a problem.....gone!!
have a gooder, R.E.L.

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