A walk with Peggy through nature’s beauty…and the heavy hand of man.

Here are some shots from my walk to the back of our property.    The flowers and trees are glorious this time of year, but as is obvious from some of these pictures the church clean-up crew did not seem to notice.   They wanted to trim the foliage along the highway fence so traffic could see their church.   We refused them access from our side of the fence, but the highway side was pretty well vulnerable to attack…the fence cut and some kind of heavy destruction equipment used to “trim” the trees.    Reminds me for all the world of a small scale Mt. St. Helens after the volcano.

42 thoughts on “A walk with Peggy through nature’s beauty…and the heavy hand of man.

    1. There is a line across the back of very big Spruce trees that my late husband planted 40 years ago…and sad to say those will be some of the first to go when the church gets ahold of the property…chop chop. See from the fence it will be done horribly, not in any attempt to be neat or at least consider esthetics in the chopping.

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      1. As I was walking the perimeter with the appraiser I managed to fall into one of the huge holes from a tree that was removed at one time…clumsy ox that I am, the appraiser tried to help me out of the hole, which was muddy because of rain, and I managed to get out by grabbing onto another tree. sigh. Now I’m not allowed to walk back there by myself even when I have my phone. (of course that won’t stop me)

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      2. -blinks- I’m so relieved you’re okay, especially as your daughter just broke her other foot! Can someone come and fill in the hole? Seriously, you have to be more careful!!

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      3. The property was used by a landscaper for years, and the hole(s) are left over from when they removed trees to transport to their garden center. Something somewhere is nagging at me to consult my attorney. I did talk to her about another matter recently but not about the condition of the lot.

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      4. sticky wicket here… the contract specifies “as is” in the agreement, and I think I would have a gigantic fight. They are going to plow it all up anyway. I still may run it by my attorney, though.

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      5. I have fallen (tripped) several times in the past couple of years. Once I fell over a box in a parking lot and bruised my face so badly that I went to the doc to assure that there was no concussion. My big clunky glasses probably saved from breaking my nose…and the bruises were spectacular. 🙂

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      6. Doc said at the time that falls that are caused by tripping over some object are different from the falls where people just fall over for no apparent reason.

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      7. I have a payment on my Paypal from someone in NSW Australia, and I have no idea what it is for. It’s $20.00, could be a dollhouse furniture thing or a book. I have the transaction number but it hasn’t come through yet I guess. I don’t actually ship to Australia, or other overseas destinations. I have enough trouble with orders from Hawaii.

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      8. Yesterday I stopped at Chuck’s Muffler and Brake outfit to see about a new muffler for my ancient Toyota Camera. Long story short, it isn’t the muffler per se, but the analytic converter gadget. Chuck put the car up on the rack and we admired the underside. My sister in law gave me the car two years ago when she decided at age 95 that she should quit driving! Chuck says it really needs a whole new muffler system apparatus, which will cost about $700.00 He says the car should easily last me 5 years. It is a 2003… didn’t believe me until he checked…in very good shape. I told him I was looking for an excuse to get ride of the car…but he convinced me that if I took even double the repair money and bought another car it would just be buying someone else’s headaches. (I miss my good old Chevy Venture van, which I had to get rid of for financial reasons. I wouldn’t buy a new car at this late stage (I’m 83) and anyway I am not a status-symbol-girl. I told chuck I considered the Camry “an old-black-lady-car.” I just want a vehicle that gets me where I want to go and back.

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      9. Oh keep it! Maybe once the land sale goes through you can get it repaired. Believe it or not, I’m /still/ driving a 1988 Toyota Corolla. It’s had one reconditioned engine installed but it refuses to stop. It’s paid for itself a hundred times over!

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      10. really! glad to hear it. My SIL put less mileage on it than she had previous cars, being retired and most of her friends dead so no long trips. She would have kept driving, but had a few fender benders that no one knew about except the Toyota dealer. long story. Chuck said pretty much the same thing you did by way of recommendation…I’ll keep the car. I will have the money soon (fingers crossed) and will get ‘er fixed. I trust Chuck because he has done work for me for years.

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      11. wow, I’m impressed! I suspect your Australia weather is milder than ours here in northern Ohio, and a lot less salt on the roads. SIL didn’t drive this car too much on the winter road slop. When she was up on the rack I could see that there wasn’t a lot of rust and gunk… and I kept it in the garage most of the time. Since my daughter lives next door, we take her car most of the time anyway.

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      12. our smallish city has an excellent snow removal reputation, but when there is a heavy snowfall it can be a problem, and the highways become nightmares. I learned to drive on snow, when I was 16. Still it is hard to prepare for a skidding vehicle. As the saying goes, when there is even a light snowfall, drivers forget everything they ever learned about winter driving.

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      13. I almost never take my eyes off the road, so I don’t use the phone … let alone text. I’m something of a Luddite, and also a prissy-miss for obeying laws.

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      14. My two main rules: pay attention; mind your own business. 😉 (which reminds me that yesterday the gal from the Title Company called and asked me if I knew what is going on about the sale…. may god protect us from stupidity!

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      15. I think they should cut me into the commission figures. Ha! like that’s going to happen! It’s all run around rigmarole…no set list of rules or regulations or How-To… I seem to know more about this whole thing than others, from experience of serving as secretary of the Board of Building Appeals’ and the city Planning Commission. In the past I guess I was complicit in torturing some applicants, but at least I learned something from the process. Also my year and a half as Clerk of Council contributed…but I quit that post in a fit of disgust.

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      16. my middle daughter has been hobbling around on a broken foot, just graduated to eliminating her “boot,” and today she broke her other foot… she is just 53, its sad that her bones are bad. All five of my kids have knee and back problems; a pity they didn’t get my bones, so far so good for me. Their Dad had a lot of trouble with arthritis and other issues.

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      17. Oh My God….that’s awful. I know I’m starting to lose some calcium from my bones but not much, yet. Can your daughter take supplements or is there some kind of medication?

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      18. She is going to a orthopedic specialist…I hope they prescribe one of those walker with a seat and basket. They are reasonable in price. I don’t know about medication or supplements…but I don’t know if she has had a bone scan recently. I have one every year or two. Fortunately they have good health insurance, her husband works for the power company.

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      19. She actually is an RN herself…our family medical team (my sil, daughter, and other daughter) think she must have injured the second foot at the same time as the first one. We’ll see what the Orthopedic surgeon has to say about it.

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    1. The goal and purpose of this church leadership is to acquire as much property and build as many parking lots as they can for their personal glory. It’s a long story and makes my ire rise every time I think about it. grr

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    2. They built a huge ware-house appearing building within the last 4 years or less. The consideration is that the highway drivers are not able to see the church until they get very near to it, and then just a glimpse. Now the big mess they made of the highway fence…cut, run into with some machine and ripped some foliage instead of cutting it in an esthetically pleasing way. I shudder to think what they are going to do when they acquire the title to the acreage I am selling them. bah humbug!

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