There’s Always Something

As if I don’t already have enough on my plate yesterday a large branch fell from a neighbor’s tree across our alley. There doesn’t seem to be any damage to our roof or the old or new parts of our house but the branch is brushing our house and, importantly, our electrical service. Fortunately, the branch is supported by another branch on the tree from which it fell and the neighbor’s rickety wooden fence but I don’t know how long that will last.

Right now we’re concerned that a) the tree will interfere with progress on our home addition and b) the tree can’t be cleared until the electrical service is removed. Being trapped in a hot electricity-less house, unable to work, with three panting, frustrated dogs doesn’t appeal to me a great deal.

Ah, well. It certainly could have been worse. Much, much worse.

5 comments… add one
  • Andy Link

    Wow, that’s a big branch. Hope they get it down safely and soon.

  • Doesn’t your utility take care of this?

  • If the branch encroaches on the pole-to-pole electrical lines or takes the power out due to taking out a line between poles, then it’s Commonweatlh Edison’s problem. If it’s a tree between the sidewalk and the street, it’s the city’s problem.

    This particular branch was mostly encroaching on our service drop. That would be our problem or, actually, our neighbor’s since the branch was from the tree in his yard.

  • PD Shaw Link

    Good luck, Dave.

  • If it wasn’t for the electric impingement it would simply be chainsaw time. But power lines ALWAYS mean professional work.

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