Hello, friends! I hope you are having a great Wednesday. Thanks for stopping in to see me.
First of all, I am touched that so many of you were caring enough to give a comment about the broken tree branch laying in my yard. A lot of you thought it was the responsibility of my neighbor to take care of it. So much so, that I went investigating. It is as I thought. Here is what I found:
In most American states, if your tree or any part of it falls on your neighbors' property and causes damage to their property through no fault of your own (due to a snow storm, winds, hurricane, or other so-called "act of God"), you are not responsible.
And so it is here in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (I know about Jersey from my sister.) I'm glad if it is different where you are, but it is not here. I will talk to my homeowners insurance about it, but it is way under my deductible.
Last Saturday Joe and I went to a cookout at my sister's home in New Jersey. It usually takes me about 2 hours to drive there and 2 hours to drive home. For some reason it took me 2 1/2 hours each way. Traffic wasn't all that bad either. I must admit I wasn't feeling all that well and wasn't driving that well either. I certainly am thankful that God kept me safe on that trip.
We had such a good time while we were there, though. And so much food. I loved the barbecued chicken wings. Joe had a burger and a hot dog.
Elaine is always a great hostess. She made sure everyone had plenty to eat.
After lunch had settled a bit, we celebrated the birthdays of Joe, Marion and Frank.
Even after opening gifts we were still full, so we sat around and talked for awhile. It has been years since I saw our friend, Patty, and it was great catching up with her.
Frank brought over his new dog Molly. So we had two cocker spaniels to play with. Molly is so sweet. And of course Ace is always sweet.
Finally it was time for the cake. We didn't have any candles. No blowing on the cake these days. Sorry this picture is on the side. It says Happy Birthdays because the person at the bakery counter said there wasn't enough room to write all of the names.
It's seldom Joe and I get a picture together and this is a good one.
Here I am with my sweet sister.
We left around 5 p.m. because I wanted to drive home in the light.
It was a wonderful day. I did a YouTube video which I will put up later this week. I'll be sure to give you a link to it.
And now it's time to start the day. Hope you all have a good one. Stay cool. It's still sweltering here.