Sunday, May 25, 2008

More Excitement

When mom and PlusOne got back from karate this morning, the neighbor's tree, which looked like this:

Now looked like this:

The rest is coming down soon, but the yard needed to be cleared out before it could come down. The tree on the right will be coming down too, in a month or so.

Here is an idea of scale. PlusOne is 4'11-1/2" tall.

Here is the other bit of excitement. Mom woke up at 1:00 am to screeching tires. This car was screaming up and down the street laying rubber all over the place.

It woke several neighbors up, (but not dad. He used to sleep on the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower). Mom found skid marks like this all around the neighborhood. As mom watched, trying to call the police, they drove in front of the house then at full speed tried to pull a "U" turn. Those skid marks are not as bad as these, though. They left before the police got here. Mom hopes they go find themselves a race track and stay away from all of us.


Anonymous said...

That is one huge tree!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Yikes on the skid marks! We hope the police find them and arrest them!

Salinger The Pug said...

Wow! Those are some impressive skid marks!! My mommy has a friend that just had a tree fall over into their yard in Michigan too!

I love your picture! Mommy and daddy keep talking about getting a black pug for me to play with, but I don't know...I kind of like being an only child.

Talk soon!


Mickey's Musings said...

I bet your Mom is happy that tree is gone,especially as hurricane season is coming!
I do not know why some beans have to act so stupid! Maybe all that rubber got into their heads ;)
(((((((((( HUGS ))))))))))

Purrs Mickey

Daisy said...

That crazy driver sounds very, very dangerous! I hope he gets a big ticket.

Chrissie said...

My mom has always wished there were one of those police tire strips lowered into the road on our street, and when idiots like those performed those types of antics, just push the button and POP! goes the rubber! Oh, and for speeders, too!

Christine and FAZ said...

Wow, those are some skid marks there. FAZ

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Wow. some skid marks. And the Tree! Lucky beans.

((((((HUGS))))) to all of you this weekend

Team Tabby said...

Woh, that IS laying some rubber. We sure hopes they don't come back. You sure do get some excitement in your neighbourhood. Hope things calm down for you and no more falling trees!!

Mindy & Moe

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Goodness! That's a whole lotta excitement up there in New Hamster! Those skid-markers need to get lives!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my goodness! how do you leave marks like that? their tires must have been bald when they left. i hope the police catch them. that is so dangerous!
we hope you are having a great weekend even with all the noise!
m & e

Frances Louise said...

That whole thing with the tree falling down is a bit frightening. Thank goodness nobody was hurt.

My parents think that if goofballs want to drive stupidly like that, they should do it on a deserted roadway, and not by a quiet neighborhood.

P.S. I LOVE tuna also. Actually, I am not picky . . . I like anything that smells.

Nevis said...

I feel vaugely compelled to inquire if PlusOne is making a hipthrustinggesture as he straddles that tree trunk. *laughing* silly boys!