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more storm...

Our friends who moved into the house that we used to rent (that's a story in itself) told us what happened to them in the storm. The big dead tree that was on the easement in the front yard blew over--toward the house. I had called the city at least a half-dozen times while we lived there asking them to cut it down since large branches would regularly rain down upon our yard and the street. They never did. Well, now they have a bigger mess to clean up. It missed the house by literally feet and even inches.

It's hard to tell clearly from this picture, but some of the branches of the fallen tree are actually touching the roof of the porch, so you know it came close to crushing our poor old house.

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G.K. Chesterton...

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."