It was cold last night. Not the intolerably miserable cold that our northern relatives experience every winter, but cold enough for a southerner to whine and complain. Cold that was exaggerated by the window a/c unit sized hole in our living room wall. The hole that is covered with just a thin piece of plastic. The kind of cold that mixed with moisture could cause tree limbs on our forested piece of property to break and fall. Tree limbs like the one that is currently putting weight upon the power line that keeps our
computers house humming. In spite of the hole in the wall and the branch on the power line, I am reluctant to encourage Doug to make household repairs. Not because he self-flagellates every moment that he is away from his computer, but because, well, because he is Doug. Although I convinced Doug to call the power company and ask about turning off the power while he cuts down the offending branch, I have not convinced him that he has to actually follow through and turn the power off before tree trimming. “It’s just a branch. I’ll be fine.” Soooo, after the world’s longest lead-in, here is today’s poll.
Will Doug –
a. cut the branch down with the power still on?
b. cut the branch down with the power temporarily shut off?
c. not get around to it until the branch takes the lines down?
I don’t need a poll for the hole in the wall. That hole will be there until a squirrel gets into the house.