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)
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!