Last night's thunderstorm set a small shed on fire, destroying it completely. Neighbors quickly manned garden hoses and got the fire under control, but there was a good bit of damage to the adjacent house's vinyl siding. Ironically the city garbage can that sat next to the shed was undamaged.
I got a call about a girl allegedly trying to sell windshield repair services door-to-door. I asked the police about it and got this response:
"Coast to Coast Auto-Glass. The do not have City required Peddlers' Permits. Google their company name and you probably won't want to do business with them. Call Police when they come around so we can cite them or at least get rid of them. 577-7434."
In addition to their potentially selling a defective product, this type of activity might also be a scouting mission for other bad deeds.
One of the nice things about our neighborhood is that it's a nice, out-of-the-way place that's generally pretty quiet.
But we do need to remember to lock our doors and keep our eyes open. There are lots of contractors in-and-out all week; you probably recognize most of them. But other people slip in too, and may not have our best interests in mind. If you have a question about anybody you see, drop us a note and we'll see if anybody else has an issue with them .
Basically the scoop is, if you pay for membership by March 31st, it costs $375 per family. After that it is $400 per year. Seniors (55+) pay $250 and Single memberships cost $200. Local guests are limited to 5 visits per season and must pay $2 per visit. Out of town guests are free with a member.
Swim team dues are $75 for the 1st child, $25 for the 2nd child and $15 for each additional child.
I measured 1.5" on our back porch, and that much snow should not have caused much damage. However this tree on Windsor Dr couldn't take it. Based on the snow pattern, it looks like it went down early in the storm.
We'll probably learn more later, but my guess is that the tree had some health issues, or else it would have stayed up.