It came down quickly. It was our old, dead tree in our backyard. It was our Green Giant Arborvitae tree and it had turned all brown thanks to the sweltering hot summer we had last year. It was a beautiful tree when it was alive, but if we hadn’t had it taken down it would have fallen on some power lines and possibly crashed into our gazebo and exterior garage and that would not have been pretty. If it had fallen the other way it might have taken out other power lines and crashed into our neighbor’s duplex. Again not pretty!
I’m grateful no one was hurt and it was taken care of in less than an hour. These people were very professional and I really enjoyed the fact that all of them spoke English! Only two things made me a bit upset. One, their main truck leaked oil on our driveway. Two, the gate was closed in a rough manner that our hinges were misaligned now. No worries, though, as we can fix both those problems. The first problem can be fixed by using some degreaser on the driveway and washing it away with water (or rain); the second problem can be solved simply by hammering the hinges back into place and getting a new latch (which won’t cost much).
All in all, things went smoothly today. Also today was my doctor’s appointment with my endocrinologist. That too was a smooth and quick visit. I have good news and not so good news. Bad news is my cholesterol and triglycerides are still on the extremely high side. 😦 The good news is I’ve lost about 11 pounds since February and I do not need to take one medication any more (at least for now and let’s keep it that way); she also said my hemoglobin a1c is now 5.6 and that’s the lowest it’s been EVER (roughly 111 mg/dl)!
Things are going down quickly (except for that stupid cholesterol and triglycerides count. 😦 Oh well, we’ll do better!
Last thing to take note of: I uploaded the photo I was talking about in yesterday’s entry if you read it (if not read it and it will be well worth it). Also my signs were right: I managed today to file, together with the lady on the phone, my taxes for the company that I was griping about yesterday.
Well, I’d best get some sleep. Good night!
God, bless us — everyone!