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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-01-2005 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Damn Pine trees Our neighbors damn pine tree decided to drop a half dead branch on the top of our Explorer today. I wouldn't complain if it would have been small. But the sucker dropped an eight foot section, six inches in diameter right across the front edge of the roof line. Needless to say, we need a new windshield, several dents and scratches fixed.
The neighbors were supposed to have gotten the pine trees removed last summer. So much for that idea. There goes $500.00 of parts money for the stangs.

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-01-2005 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bummer! Wouldn't that be on the neighbor's dime?

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-01-2005 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Bummer! Wouldn't that be on the neighbor's dime?

It should be Steve. But, there are three if not four generations living next door and getting a dime out of a turnup isn't going to be easy. Probably not worth the effort, but it's worth discussing with our insurance company.

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-01-2005 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, some people are worth $500 just not having to deal with them.

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mustangs68
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posted 03-01-2005 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy I know that feeling
Sam

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jsracingbbf
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posted 03-01-2005 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I traded my Wife's 2002 Exploder because it is an Exploder.

Bad luck lemon all of em. Get rid of it, it's jinxed. the limb was probably an Omen.

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mustangs68
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posted 03-01-2005 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
..and I'll bet that some storm damage to that tree from Isabell too.

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hwyman3
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posted 03-02-2005 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear that, Dave. I would at least try to go after the neighbors, might make them think again about their pine trees.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-03-2005 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got the estimaste to repair the explorer today. Almost $2,200.00. Could be more once the Ford Dealership really gets into things. It will take them about two weeks. Have to get a rental car while the explorer is in the shop. Enterprise does not carry Fords at all. So much for getting a Mustang for a couple of weeks. Oh well. I will get to tear up a chebby or a want-to-be dodge.

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2005 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That tree took a big old bite!

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hwyman3
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posted 03-03-2005 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3   Click Here to Email hwyman3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, sounds like that tree did a number on you. My insurance company just finished spending $2,800 on my stang, so I feel your pain. I didn't even bother with a rental, since I drive the truck most of the time now anyway.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-03-2005 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Ford body shop said it will take about two weeks to get it done. Found some more damage today on the passenger side A pillar. Looks like they will have to cut out a section of roof and replace it also. I wouldn't bother with a rental, but I drive 40+ miles round trip five days a week to get to the ship yards. I don't need one of the stangs getting that kind of miles on it. Plus the area isn't the best. Insurance will cover the rental. So no worries there. I will keep you all posted.

Dave & Terri

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ctastang
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posted 03-03-2005 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ctastang   Click Here to Email ctastang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pine tree 1, Explorer 0. I saw the Explorer tonight at the club meeting. Not pretty.

Carole

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ragtopjr
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posted 03-05-2005 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a way to even the score!!!

Cut all the branches that encroach on your property!!!

Pine tree is badly off balance.....

Next time anything falls....it falls on their stuff not yours!!!

Quite likely this is not legal, but a one sided pine tree would look kinda cool

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-05-2005 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice thoughts Ed. Good thing I don't own a chain saw and none were handy the other night. Other wise, there would have been three pine trees on someones house and it wouldn't have been ours. LOL I have calmed down now, but still hate them dang trees.

Carole, you aren't funny. I could mention the lawn mower.

Dave & Terri

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Fastymz
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posted 03-05-2005 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave, that really stinks

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ctastang
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posted 03-06-2005 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ctastang   Click Here to Email ctastang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lawnmower 1, Anni 0. Anni is all better now and your Explorer will be too.

Carole

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-06-2005 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your up early Carole. Figured you would sleep in some. Gotta save some energy for Vegas. Yup, Anni is all better and our explorer will be. Just hate that it all happened in the first place. Oh well. We will deal with it.

Dave & Terri

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tr1gger5
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posted 03-06-2005 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tr1gger5   Click Here to Email tr1gger5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear about needless damage. I would would definitely be having a "talk" with the neighbors.

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sigtauenus
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posted 03-07-2005 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holy cow Dave! That is a real bummer. I agree with the neighbors being responsible for that. You shouldn't have to pay for that out of pocket or in the form of increased insurance premiums because you had to make a claim.

BTW, um, ah, how many tress are overhanging the backyard? I don't recall very many, but I was about to email you about taking you up on the offer to park some vehicles in the backyard until we close on the house. I'd like to come up this wednesday and drop off the 68, the Mach 1, and the F-150. They'll be there a little over 2 weeks until we close on the 25th.

Expect an email shortly...

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-07-2005 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam,
The pine trees are to the right of the drive way out front. The back yard is pretty safe and your more than welcome to use the back yard. I tell you to call, but I'm on the boat with duty tonight. Terri is home and I'm sure that it won't be a problem. Terri will be home Wednesday also. So it's all good. I will tell her about later when I call her. I will also have her check out the e-mail.
Explorer goes in the shop for repairs tomorrow morning. Two weeks to get it fixed. Not fun, but we will deal with it.

Dave & Terri

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posted 03-07-2005 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:

BTW, I'd like to come up this wednesday and drop off the 68, the Mach 1, and the F-150. They'll be there a little over 2 weeks until we close on the 25th.



That pretty sweet! now you have 3 vehicles to choose from until the explorer is fixed


and the rental makes four

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-08-2005 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ragtopjr:
That pretty sweet! now you have 3 vehicles to choose from until the explorer is fixed
and the rental makes four

Actually Ed, it will be six vehicles to choose from: '65 Fastback, '66 Coupe, Sam and Casey's two Mustangs and F-150. Plus the added bonus of the rental.

Speaking of the rental, what a fiasco this morning at Enterprise Car Rentals. I was suppose to get a Chubby Gimpala or a Puntiac Grand Can. But they didn't have any of the above available. So they offered a Chubby Cavilade that was getting an oil change. That didn't pan out. Next they offered a KIA (Killed in Accident) mini-van. Not NO. But H#LL NO. Finally they came up with the right answer. A 2005 Ford F150 Quad Cab FX4 truck with 3,200 miles on it. Got even better when they kept the standard rate instead of increasing it for a better vehicle. Just in time with the truck since there is this white stuff falling and the truck has four wheel drive.

So many vehicles to choose from, but the weather isn't helping. Guess it will be someone else's truck. Folks don't know how to drive in the white stuff around here.


Dave & Terri

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posted 03-08-2005 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
um, white stuff? White stuff wasn't mention in my orders to VA. What white stuff? White stuff in MARCH!!

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-09-2005 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sig,
No worries. The white stuff is gone. Didn't stay long, which is a good thing. Now it's a matter of the temps. Lows the next few days will be in the high 20's. Dress warm.

Dave & Terri

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