At 7:34 this morning, yes, I looked at the clock, I heard what I thought was a motorcycle revving outside my
bedroom wall. It went on and on and on. For once, I had decided I didn't need to fly out of bed at my usual 7:15 to 7:30 routine.
But, I was like the guy in The Christmas Story. I flew from my bed and tore open the sash, or whatever that sentence is............I DID throw back the curtains. That's when I saw it!
It wasn't a motorcycle but a guy in the top of the majestic eucalyptus tree on the grounds of the kindergarten going crazy with a chain saw.
Little "gets my dander up" like someone with a chain saw cutting down an old tree. Honestly, if I could have knocked him out of it or could have said something to him (I thought of things to say), I would have.
The sound of a chainsaw is bad enough. They remind me of the times after hurricanes. After Hurricane Alicia in 1983, when I lived in Nassau Bay, that was the sound for three weeks. The town had been built on a former piece of property where pecan orchards had stood along with old, old cypress and oak trees. It was so sad and discombobulating to hear and see.
The guys are still out there dismembering the stately old tree. It's been two hours. I know they are doing it today because the city offices are closed. I bet money on it that they don't have a permit. The principal of that school on various Sundays (no municipal office open then either) has managed to have at least ten huge, old majestic trees toppled. Aaargh.
Since this area of Mexico has been deforested, and there are laws to prevent people from removing healthy trees, this makes me absolutely crazy.
And, it's not just in Mexico. I've always been this way about trees. I remember an incident when I lived in Houston. I lived in a townhouse complex. A resident decided he didn't like the oak leaves falling on his car so he hired some tree trimmers to get rid of this century old tree. I DID go racing over there and in my best Spanish, stopped them from touching the tree. I was President of the homeowners association, thankfully.
So, now, you know my weakness. Take out a tree and you might suffer my wrath. Ha.
Think I'm going to have to leave the house. I can feel my blood pressure being elevated.