Posts tagged ‘trees’

09/28/2008

Posts, Comments and Regrets

by James Jett

Yes the name for this blog could imply that I will write a post or a page every day. If that is what you think when you read this blog or see it’s title, your thinking is correct I fully intend to write something every day, that is my plan, that is my purpose and my goals.  It just that, over the last six months things got a bit tough. Yes I know: “when the gone get tough, the toughs get going.” I am always willing, ready and determine to be the tough and prove it by getting the job or task accomplished in a reasonable time frame. Hopefully with results so impressive, the delay will seem like a part of getting the job done, and get the benefits in the hands of those that waited with patience for the rewards!

For instance, Just as I started to answer comments and write some posts about the process we call claims I got dumped on again by the wind blowing down trees and put part of the city where my grandchildren live in the dark for up to seven days. The next day my seven-year-old granddaughter became ill at school and the school could not reach her parents, another student’s father came to the school to bring his daughter and the teacher asked him to stop by my granddaughter house and tell her mother that she is sick and need to come home. My daughter picked up her seven year old and brought her to her granddad to care for while she picks up her two sisters from school. For the next three days I nursed her back to good health and on the fourth day she was back in school that Friday, and Saturday the mother and the three daughters celebrated with the granddad at dinner time.
Early this year before winter ended in Ohio the ice and wind blew a Blue Spruce tree down and half landed in the yard next door and the other half remained in this yard. Since I was out of town no one knew how to operate the chain saw so they call someone to cut the tree in three sections so the two men could move it of the property next door and leave it for me to clean up by cutting it for firewood and get a chipper and make mulch out of the small limbs.  Immediately, after calling someone to get the tree moved, they should have called the insurance company, because the way things work here in Ohio: if a tree on my property fall on your property, your insurance should pay for removing that tree. Yes, it was my tree, but it is on your property, so call your insurance man. After cleaning up the mess, I did just that and was told by my insurance company that I need to get the name of the companies that insure the property next door and submit the claim to them.  Being a person that tries to eliminate delays, I went and measure the tree and then the distance from the place where it stood to the tip of the top branch or crown. Just as I thought, half was on my property and the other half on the property next door. Now I must call my insurance and seek directions on how to determine the insurance company to submit the claim for tree removal expenses.

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06/16/2008

Granddaughters, Flags and Father’s Day!

by James Jett

Because it was Flag Day, Saturday I took three of my Grandchildren, All girls, ages seven to 13 to see The Boulevard of 500 Flags : “Quick Description: The Boulevard of 500 Flags started as a memorial to local veterans. After 911, a section was dedicated to honor those who fell that day. It includes 2 beams from the Trade Center, part of a lamp post, and granite pieces from the lobby.”
“Location: Ohio, United States”
Well actually it is located in Eastlake, OH in Lake County Oh. None of the building was open so we could not obtain any literature to read about the reason for the concerted effort in details. So we moved on to shop for food for this week and Pizzas for a pleasure meal together. Sausage, Cheese and Pine Apple pizza to eat and Root Beer and Ginger Ale to drink, we dug in and made a meal of it. The three ate and drank too much! It is not my fault. I told them to exercise self control. Once everyone could get up from the table and walk to the car, I drove them home and return to prune some of the Hedges around the house.

Sunday, Father Day, I was invated to dinner where they were preparing Leg of Lamb, I had to decline because I needed to get more work completed on the yard after being away for six months. Last fall I feed the trees, scrubs and flowers an increase amount of fertilizer by broadcasting it at least 12in.or more from the plants. Good for the plants, give them a fast start in the Spring. Looking at the weeds it seems to help the weeds more! Working yesterday, put me ahead of the games, as far as pruning and trimming is concern. Now I can get the transplanting and planting in the ground, next I will cut down unwanted trees for firewood, so it will be seasoned for the fire Place this Fall. Hopefully I can get this place in shape in the next sixty days.