Hurricane Irma

What a huge pain in the butt.  While I’m relieved it was only minor, it is a giant pain to move everything outside, batten down the hatches and pray for the best.   We spent the first week after trying to clear the yard debris and get it piled up for the city.  They were terribly backed up but finally just this week were able to get to our street and remove all the giant piles.

I did make me a hurricane safe area where the boys and I could hide if it got bad.  My mom’s custom made dining table weighs a fricking ton so figured it would hold up if stuff fell on it.  Then I managed to almost tear my toe off my foot.  Tore all the soft tissue and tendons.   I forgot how much I hate cortisone shots.

Since then I have once again played find a yard man.  One got paid to finally cut down those dang yucca trees and do the monthly lawn service.  Cut my trees to 4 foot stumps and never came back.  Finally after saying I’d sue him, he finished the trees and never came back for the lawn.  Round 2 – hired guy for monthly yard service and to wash and stain my wood decks and fencing.  Pressure washed one deck and never showed up again.   Round 3 – explained issue with prior guys and, nope, he doesn’t work like that and would be out Saturday morning to get it all squared up.  Works for himself so doesn’t have issues with help.  After my class Saturday I texted saying I was heading hoe and hoped he was able to finish as I’d stop y and pay him.  Texted back saying his guy hadn’t shown up, didn’t know where he was and would text me when on his way.  I waited till Sunday night and said never mind I’ll do it myself.

Round 4 – new guy messages me and says saw on FB all the lawn issues you had and he’s available.   Supposed to come today and I’ll be darn, 11:30 get a text saying he finished the yard, actually put my grillls back on the deck for me and what day each week did I want him to come.    There is at least one reputable guy left in zhills.



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