After a long winter in hibernation, I was finally beginning to make progress cleaning up my outdoor work area, cleaning up flowerbeds, adding compost, planting seedlings and new plants... Then BANG!
For the fourth time in the last 10 years, a large limb from the rotting tree in my neighbor's backyard came down and landed at least partially on the roof of my garage. This time, it happened about 3:30 PM and most of it landed on the ground. Five minutes earlier, I was power washing right there, and because of the noise the power washer makes, I literally would not have ever known what hit me.
This time, I was able to lay enough of the guilt trip on my neighbor, especially since his three-year-old daughter plays in their backyard, that he is finally going to have the whole tree removed.