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I am now half blonde. These genetic modifications aren't as painful as I expected; a few more and maybe I'll pass for human. I'll post a picture tomorrow.

Day before yesterday, during a thunderstorm, we had a tree in the courtyard come down. The eastward half of it split and fell, possibly after a lightning strike, possibly just from the wind. Though it came down on the passageway connecting the 1914 section of the building with the 1940's section, no windows were broken. We don't yet know whether there's structural damage under all that fallen leafiness. Here are a couple of photos Spooky took yesterday afternoon:





Fallen and damaged trees tend to upset me a great deal. The building can be mended, but that tree's probably forty or fifty years old (and we need the shade). We don't yet know if the remaining portion will have to be cut down. I think those two potting tables are history, though.

Having eaten far too much spaghetti for dinner, I shall now go curl up in a dark place and digest.

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orangeflckrgrin
Jun. 18th, 2004 12:37 am (UTC)
That's funny, the thing about the tree.

Just this morning, at about four, one of my dogs began to go crazy. The paper lady had rung the doorbell to inform us that the tree that had been looming over our driveway for the past two months (actually, it was only half of a tree because it too had been struck by lightning) had finally collapsed onto our three vehicles.

It's unfortunate for the tree, however, as the remaining living chunk is to be removed this weekend.

~80~
chaotic_good
Jun. 18th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
I am now half blonde.

Being a hair designer, I'm quite anxious to see your new hair colour. I must admit that "half blonde" conjures images of that Barbie whose hair you could spin around to make her brunette or blonde, depending on your mood. Mind you, I'm making no comparison between you and Barbie. I don't live that dangerously.
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