Last week, my neighbor passed away...she had been suffering for quite some time with rheumatoid arthritis and COPD and I'm so torn about her passing. Her husband is my office partner at the library. I know just how devoted he was to her and I'm sure he wasn't ready to let her go yet. No one ever is. A part of me wanted her to remain here forever. Another part is glad she is now pain free and can breathe. RIP Miss Sandy...you surely will be missed!
The same day that Sandy passed, I heard a noise outside the house and looked out the window. A UPS truck (a huge semi truck) was trying to make a Y-turn to leave the cul-de-sac area and got stuck in my yard. A couple of neighbors had come down with a big 4-wheel drive truck and they spent over an hour pulling that big semi out of the 'ditch' it created in my front entry. Those track marks are over a foot deep! I didn't go out there cause, let's face it, what could I do but nag at them to get that truck out of there and then fix the mess he made...Once the guy got his truck free, he never even once came to the door to let me know what he'd done! I went out and took these pictures and talked to my neighbor who helped the guy and then sent an email to UPS asking what they were going to do about the mess. I got a call on Monday afternoon from the operations manager at UPS Freight - he told me that they were turning the matter over to their insurance company to handle and that I could expect a call in the next few days. Sigh!
Yesterday was my day off and sometime mid-afternoon, the doorbell rang. 2 men were standing there from UPS...they said they were sorry that their driver had made such a mess - he had reported to them on Friday that he'd done it - and if they come out and fill in the tracks with new dirt and smooth it out and re-seed it, would that make me happy? Well, of course it would, gentlemen! And thank you. They apologized for the mess and said that, yes, their driver never should have tried to make a Y-turn on that narrow turn...he should have just backed out till he could get turned around. So it should be fixed by the time Mr. Wonderful gets home in mid-April!
We had some really fast winds all day yesterday and they blew in some wicked clouds, filled with wicked rain and hail. Here are some of the clouds scudding across the sky from the west...made for some really eerie light; really bright yellow and shimmery. And there was a ton of thunder - I really love thunder...really! The dogs and the cat aren't really fond of thunder but I just love it! Add in some lightning and I'm one happy girl!
They say we will be getting some more thunder and lightning later today...and probably up to 3 inches of rain in just a few hours! Fortunately, we don't live in a 'holler' so no flooding is likely to occur.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!