Never A Dull Day, Unfortunately

After a fun evening of Heirloom Market BBQ eating (I picked up a pound each of brisket and pulled pork, and a quart each of mac n cheese and french fries) and shooting the breeze with ITP-Reader Barb, Allan, Sal, and Marty I arrived home around 10:30pm. I arrived home to find a 10-15 feet long branch lying in the patch of land that separates my driveway from my neighbor’s yard. I quickly determined that this was from the. seeming 100% healthy, pecan tree and dragged it to the curb. As soon as I walked under my carport again the skies opened with another evening rain storm.

I’m hoping the City of Atlanta will take the branch as is and that I don’t need to break it down any further, but we’ll see about that.

I still don’t understand what forces caused this branch to snap off and thankfully it fell in between the power and phone lines of both my and my neighbor’s house. Now I’m wondering if I should pay the (extremely high price) to have the tree taken down because it leans toward my power/phone lines and has a couple of larger branches that already span over these. And I’ve already had to pay $850 to replace the electrical mast once this year…

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“NuTone” (Atlanta, GA, USA)

One of the “benefits” of owning an older house (1956 ranch in my case) is seeing the oddball stickers from years gone by. This sticker is on the back of a bathroom mirror.

Huh, the NuTone Company of Cincinnati Ohio is still in business, though they don’t seem to sell mirrors any longer.

Not Too Creepy, I Hope
One of my (older) German classmates mentioned joining My Language Exchange recently. The website allows you to set up an account, identify which languages in which you are proficient, and which languages you’d like to practice with a pen pal.

Yesterday I created a free account and am waiting to see if any German speakers would like to practice their English with me as I practice my German with them.

Rain, Rain, Please Stay Away
The weather forecast, especially for Sunday, doesn’t look great for bike riding. However, I’m planning to ride both days if possible.

Tomorrow I will be driving to Braselton to ride the Jackson Brevet; planning on doing the 66-mile option. The ride starts at 7:30am and Braselton is about an hour’s drive from East Atlanta, so it’s going to be a very early morning tomorrow.

Sunday’s plan is to pick up the BRAG ride somewhere along their way from Atlanta to Social Circle. The length of my ride will be dictated by how I feel and the weather.

You know, if I make through this summer of riding without keeling over it may just be a minor miracle.

Hope that you all have a great weekend!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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3 Responses to Never A Dull Day, Unfortunately

  1. Barb says:

    The Heirloom was so good (& spicy)- thanks so much for bringing it over.
    Now I have to get some sort of squeeze bottle for the extra sauce. (so it isn’t so messy)

    I’ll let you know Saturday night (or Sunday morning) what our plan is for Social Circle, it will so much depend on the weather.

    Don’t you have to pay an arborist in CoA to get permission to take down a tree?

  2. Yep, that’s why it’s so expensive. And I’m a guy who *likes* trees, having probably screwed myself over by planting them in the front yard fifteen years ago.

    I suppose that I could hire someone to take down the branches that hang over my wires, that would be cheaper and not need an arborist.

  3. Steve says:

    Been a slow start to the day. Should have gotten out early this morning for a ride, but didn’t. Maybe it won’t be too hot later… HA!

    I did repair my tire this morning. Snake bite flat and no noticeable damage to the tire.

    Tomorrow, we will be clearing some trails at Bear Creek before it gets too hot. That’s the only plan we have thative been told so far.

    I hope you can get your BRAG on and not get soaked.


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