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What a Week

Friday, June 26, 2020

Tuesday afternoon my husband started to complain about chest pains. We called 911. By the time he was assessed and checked, we all agreed he was okay to stay at home but when they were packing up their gear, he started to feel 'off' again. We all (the 2 medics and Ted and I) agreed that perhaps he should go to the hospital. Because of Covid, I stayed at home to wait. He had his cell phone and called me often to let me know what was happening. He was released just before midnight and I went to pick him up. He is scheduled to go for a stress test on July 6. In the meantime, he is taking it easy and doing okay.

Wednesday morning as I was getting up, a bit later than usual because of the late night on Tuesday, I heard an unusual noise. I have described it as a 'swoosh' and wondered where water might be pouring out. I looked outside and this is what I saw. A neighbour told me she heard the noise too. Himself takes his hearing aids out to sleep and heard nothing.

A very large branch broke off the tree in our back yard. It is a Manitoba Maple tree. Apparently these type of trees are short-lived. It is a weed tree that we did not plant. If we had known earlier, we would have pulled it out when it was just starting to grow. We would look at it and talk about getting it taken down but we knew that would be expensive. Mother Nature started the project on her own.

Fortunately, no one was hurt. The branch didn't fall on the fence between our property and our neighbour. A bit of the end of the branch hit the corner of the garage but it doesn't appear to have caused damage. Everything fell on my garden. That garden is mostly plants like hostas because the tree caused too much shade to grow vegetables.

Much of the rest of Wednesday was trying to figure out what our next step would be. We called insurance because of the garage getting hit.

Thursday a tree service came to remove the branch. They were here for a couple hours chipping up the parts of the branch as it was cut down. We still want the tree to come down but that won't happen until July or August.

This morning, Friday, I was eating my breakfast outside. I was enjoying a bowl of cereal with fresh raspberries when I bit into something very hard. I knew from past experience that I was biting a filling from my tooth. I have called my dentist and now I am waiting to hear when she wants me to come in. Fortunately, I am not in pain but there is a sharp corner hitting my tongue.

That is enough for one week, don't you think? I remember listening to a radio series as a child, called 'Maggie Muggins' (yes, I am THAT old) and one of the last lines in each episode was, "...I wonder what will happen tomorrow."

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    When I've had trees in a yard, I've always been concerned about what if...or when. So far, I've been able to take care or remove them before any real damage. The neighbor behind me has a huge tree that if it fell the right direction, would cover my garage & shed area & perhaps hit my house too. The house never sold due to septic issues around the tree & now is a rental, I believe. When we get so much rain, trees are uprooted. I am very aware of keeping them low & thin. Take care of you & hubby in the days ahead...I'm getting a crown on Monday so have my "time" coming too.
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    37 days ago
    Oh my goodness...what a week indeed!
    I do wonder what tomorrow will bring...lol!
    37 days ago
    Too much. Glad himself is ok. Thankfully, the tree and the tooth can be fixed.
    38 days ago
    Man, when it rains it pours!

    Good luck to you all!
    38 days ago
    38 days ago
    I've come to believe that every day is 'Anything can happen day' --- Original Mickey Mouse Club...yes I am that old.
    Seriously, I pray you get a break from disaster and scares for a long while now!
    38 days ago
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    emoticon My, my, my what a week you did have. So glad to read hubby is ok and will be getting medical attention later on. Keeping both of you in my prayers. Don't think I've ever heard of a weed tree. Going to check this out, because I'm curious to see if this is only native to Canada. Also, the tooth thing, I truly understand that. I have a crown that fell out and now I'm not sure if I want to go to the dentist to have it put back on. Now that our dentist of 20 years retired and there is a new dentists they charge for putting back on crowns. I don't think they should but then again it's not his practice anymore. Still I feel $110 is a lot for some tooth cement.

    Glad the week is over and here comes the weekend. Take care.
    38 days ago
    I remember Maggie Muggins...and I had a doll. Might still have her somewhere. My husband had the very same tooth event... a crown is gone !!!
    38 days ago
    Wow! What a week! I'm glad hubby is home and doing OK. I'm glad the branch didn't damage your house. And I hope you can get into the dentist soon!
    38 days ago
    38 days ago
    Oh lord!

    Most important, glad DH is all right. Wishing him luck w/the stress test coming up.

    Wow! That's a huge branch. Glad that it didn't damage anything.

    As for the tooth, sheesh! The icing in the cake of this week, eh! Glad it doesn't hurt at least.

    HOPE that you have a quiet weekend. Gonna have to wrap you and DH in bubble wrap!
    38 days ago
    emoticon What a week, indeed! I'm thinking you need a nice quiet week or two to make up for it...
    38 days ago
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