An enormous tree fell in my yard.
I guess I'm fortunate in a way - this is a BIG tree, and if it had fallen in pretty much any other direction it would have done major damage. As it stands it fell in the only open area in that part of the yard and on some fence. I can fix the fence myself, though the timing sucks given I have my first baby due in two weeks. I'm just hoping it won't cost too much to get the tree removed. It's already on the ground, so it just needs to be chopped up.
It could have been worse, and I'm thankful it wasn't, but it's still really inconvenient.
Originally Posted by Thomas
Well, the bigger struggle in all that is teaching him to win the acceptance of his peers and learning to hold his head high, despite all that's gone before him. He's a born jokerster (family tradition?) but hasn't learned when to end the joke so he develops a nasty reputation...which kills the acceptance part. So we're trying to pound a square peg into a round hole and get him to conform...which goes against my own nature and some of the things I try to teach him - as kind of a lesser of two evils.
Yeah, that has to be tough. You don't want to stifle his personality, but I can see where acceptance among his peers could be really important, particularly in his case.