The neighbors on the other side have actually talked to me about this tree that fell, trimming it on their side of the fence (no problem) and sending their guys over to my side to top it so they could enhance their view. I allowed all that, but asked that the canopy-like structure of the tree remain intact because the tree shades the pool/jacuzzi in the summer and my children have sensitive skin. It is important to me that the kids can swim and play without the sun blazing on their lily white skin. So I imagine that the neighbors are cracking the champagne bottles about now. The small part that is left of the tree (which had a split trunk, or was two separate trees to begin with) shades the jacuzzi, which is good because the kids swim there around 80% of the time. I remind myself that the only thing that is constant in life is change. I gotta get used to it.
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