Still, yesterday the wind blew down the tree in front of my house. Snapped it off like a matchstick and left it lying in the road. The city came by and cut it up, leaving the limbs and trunk pieces in front of my house for disposal later. They'll come around, grind down the stump and plant a new tree in a couple of weeks or so. This is what they did when I lost a boulevard tree on the north side of my house a few years ago.
Only about an hour left to work for me and then it's off home to get Ericka up in time for mummy class. Didn't get enough sleep again today; hopefully the body's getting a bit of a clue, though, and tomorrow will be better.