Monday, April 13, 2009
No power for most of the morning due to the storms rolling through Atlanta. As you can see from the picture, Monk manor didn't escape without damage. The broken pine was a victim of pine beetles and was going to fall sooner or later but the high wind got it this morning. The problem is it didn't fall all the way and is now leaning against the small gum tree to the right which in turn is leaning into another pine that is not dead...so basically two additional trees are now in harm's way. I am going to call the insurance and see if it is covered under the homeowner's but if not I am not sure about how to get the problem rectified. More storms are expected this afternoon and tonight and maybe they will solve the problem for me. That wasn't all the damage but the most significant. The tops came out of a couple of other pines and one of the trees in the vacant lot next door broke in half and the top half is now across part of my front lawn. Springtime in Atlanta. Beautiful but dangerous.