yes, they did. Dad's neighbor showed up with his chain saw. Then came his buddy, Bill, not long after that, here comes the third one on his HUGE tractor. Took care of that tree limb in short order. Dad called me this morning to tell me all about it. He never suspected I talked to the guy. Except, now he fussing about getting it split up so it can dry out for winter. It's shumac, which is not the best wood to burn, makes good ashes, some people won't burn it saying it's poison. I told him, "This ain't wood-splitting weather." He agreed, but he'll keep on fussing about it until we get it split. He tried to pay them, but they wouldn't accept anything. He also showed them the hole in his screen door, and they said he should call the police, but, he's gonna let it slide for now. The guys suspect the two brothers next door that live in the old school house apartment. They call them bums 'cause both have bad backs, can't work and are trying to get disability. My father believes that how we treat the weakest among us is how we will be judged. I told him he's gotta do whatever he feels is right.
Then later in the day, my nephew and brother-in-law showed up. They're coming back from a car show and stopped in to see dad on the way home to Baltimore. Then another young man showed up on his restored Farmall to show dad. It was a busy Saturday for him.
Had a nice rain last night, but probably only 1/2" in the gauge. The Amish, in the next town over, lost a barn to lightning. Neighbors managed to save the equipment and the two puppies that were in a shed that was burning. They'll have another barn raised before the end of the month. That's one thing you can say about the Amish, they pull together and help each other, and, sometimes, us 'English' also.
S'pose to be 91 today, so, guess I'll turn the A/C back on. Gonna be worse tomorrow, around 97, with storms. Then cool off. Already feels muggy and humid.
Oh........67 years ago, today, at 5:30am, Mountain Time, the first atomic test bomb was dropped in New Mexico. One hour and fifteen minutes later, Eastern Time, I was born. Fallout.