The Joys of Home Ownership

Thursday, June 25, 2009
This is the Autumn Blaze Maple in our front yard. As you can tell, the west side of the tree has been shredded by repeated hailstorms that have been hitting our area for the last two weeks.

This tree is mature enough that I think it'll recover on its own, unlike my giant marigolds. I'm going to write off my annuals for the year and try again in the spring.

The assessor will be out this afternoon to inspect the house and determine the damage for our insurance company. I think we'll probably be covered for the roof, the screens, and the finishing on the fence and the deck.

The SmartBoy's Hooptie (parked on the street in this photo) also has some dings from the storms, but the paint appears to be okay, so we'll be racking it up to the car's charm.

Because my town has been the recipient of a several hail storms, the roofers have been crawling out of the woodwork like roaches, all of them promising that they're "local" and that they work with "quality and integrity." Uh-huh. I'm sure. The roofer we've selected is local (HQ in Colorado Springs, home of Real Christian Americans), and his brother lives in our development. That way if the job sucks, I can T.P. his house without major incovenience. Because I'm mature that way.

8 comments:

Steve Buchheit said...

Well, with the rising cost of gas, it'll also make it more economical. You'll be able to spring for the Giant Roll Super Pack.

mom in northern said...

Poor tree...give it a huge from me.

mom in northern said...

Make that HUG...still can't type or spell :-(

MWT said...

I actually read that as "huge hug." ;)

vince said...

That's you, Janiece, mature.

Anne C. said...

I had my roof looked at, but it's fine. The brick chimney need the mortar repaired to keep the weather out though. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy thing to do.

Sorry about your tree. I volunteer to hug it next time I'm around.

Your Web Chick :) said...

Howdy neighbor, your maple looks even worse than mine! I'm off of Hess. Sadly I have no photo's of Dwayne but I'll let you know if I come across any... and you do the same. Welcome to Hail Central Parker CO. I do a local site here if you are new to the area http://www.ourparkercolorado.com come by and say hi. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Welcome, Chrissy.

I think I've seen you on Twitter, actually. Thanks for stopping by!