...with the prospect of my funds going toward removing the rotting tree in my back yard- rather than to my dilapidated bathroom upstairs.
Of course I got the phone call I had been dreading. Er... well the second most phone call I had been dreading.
My home owners insurance company called me to let me know that I needed to have all of the limbs hanging over the house removed, as well as have a handrail installed on the back steps installed since there are more then 2 steps. (There are a total of 5 steps and the tallest step doesn’t reach higher than 3 ½ feet tall.) Oh and, I have until September 7th, to get all of this accomplished.
Never mind the limbs over the house are healthy, and the possibility of them causing damage to our new roof is slim to none- Meanwhile the real threat of the rotting tree is not an issue to my insurance company.
When we were finalizing on the home I was still calling around for insurance quotes for our old home. The reactions I received when I told them exactly how old it was ranged from startled to awed, and the long list of insurance companies that I had, quickly dwindled away to the bottom of the barrel.
Which is who we have now. Which is just, majorly depressing knowing I have no where else to go. A week and a half or else our policy is terminated. I know I really shouldn’t tempt fate with a question like this, but what next?
For anyone whos keeping up, that huge CRACK, I herd during our last storm was actually my neighbors tree. It split and fell on their house. I suppose I should be grateful at least, but I cant help but feel like it was a warning for us as well.
How ever this saying seems to be appropriate for my current state, 'Old houses mended, cost little less than new before they're ended' . - Colley Cibber