So, they cut our four stinky trees down. Light for the garden. Very entertaining to watch, better than surgery. The guy up the tree, with the chainsaw dangling from his belt is awesome. Stomped my freshly dug beds, but I knew that would happen, thought too late of putting something over them, and just let it go. Also thought to ask for the chipped wood, but it stunk of Tree of Heaven, and I didn't want to bother them, nor have that stench on the lawn. I'll find a way to get some compost on it later. The lawn will die, but there is no rush.
The neighbor with the adjacent backyard stopped by when they finished, and asked to come by later. Of course I said sure. That was right after M from work, our office manager, called to see if I would be home so she could stop by and finally see the house. So, I said, sure. And cleaned up as much as I had time to and apologized for the rest. Seems like it would be bad luck to refuse any visits at this point.
Neighbor is pleasantly odd, I rather like her. She told us that she might have a seizure, she's prone to them, especially today. Still, when it took her, I didn't catch it, or her, fast enough. She went down hard, gonna have a bruise or three. Not like a faint, those I'm good at spotting, and have made some good catches. D took it pretty well, I stayed with her, and Moby came to see what was wrong. Very prudent of her to have friends nearby that she can rely on. We drove her to her FIL's house for the afternoon, so she would have company. She also told us that when she was having her fence put in, the previous owners only let her in their yard reluctantly. Well, we have always suspected they were kind of jerks. Anyone with that much Ikae* would kind of have to be. A little is normal, like having some Tupperwere,* or Reader's Digested condensed books, but not the whole set, you know?
Got a garden fork today, Ace had one for a very reasonable price, finally. And I got a gift certificate at work for Home Despot - which will get used for something else, but is mentally covering the new tool. All a trade.
*Trying to avoid Oogle bots. And Tupperwerewolves.