Thursday, March 17, 2016

A True Story ~

I work for a city Street Department.  We do get some unusual calls.  Yesterday I answered a call that was transferred from our Safety/Service Department.  The caller stated that someone had planted a tree on her tree lawn (the area between the sidewalk and road - owned by the homeowner but our city has a right-of-way).  She wanted to know who planted it and let me know that she did not want it there.  She lived on a road that had trees removed due to a new water line being installed, so I made the assumption that it was a tree replaced by our Engineering Department.  WRONG!  Engineering stated that they are not replacing any trees, so my boss drove down to see the tree.  This is the "tree" that was in her tree lawn.  A dead limb that had fallen and "planted" itself in the soft ground or put there as a joke.  We got a good laugh out of that . . .
. . . and decided we would "plant" it and decorate it for the holidays.  Here is our Easter tree ~ lacking in branches but loads of character ~

~ now sporting little lights and Easter eggs.  Perhaps we'll add a bunny or two.

I think we are going to get lots of laughs :)  We've already had several people just shake their heads in disbelief when they hear the story.
I haven't shared a picture of Sam the work cat in quite a while.  Here he is all decked out for St. Patty's Day.  To say he was less than thrilled is an understatement.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Pug hugs :)


Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
Oh my gosh!!!! I have been laughing at that little tree and how it got "planted!" You certainly have the right idea making it into an Easter Egg tree!!! That candy sure looks good too!!!
Your cat would really like his hat if he knew how dapper he looks!!!!
Love all the St. Patty Pugs, too!!
Warmest Hugs~

primdollie said...

Oh my sounds like you had a much more fun day than I did!! too funny but do love your new holiday "tree"!! Enjoy and hope tomorrow is great!! Hugs Linda

Margaret said...

OMG! That is so ridiculous and hysterical! lol! At least you got an Easter tree out of it! :D Cute St. Patties cat!

denise said...

too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Sometimes you just need to shake your head...but you did get a lovely Easter tree! LOL And I like that Sam's hat matches his eyes...

Julia said...

Talk about the luck of the Irish, you got your Easter tree lol... I wonder what kind of nut lives at that address!!!
Mother Nature must be laughing.

The little tree actually looks good with the sweet decorations, lol.
I hope you had a great St Patrick Day.

Saundra said...

Hilarious, at least it made for a brighter day at work.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Don't you wonder where people get their common sense? and apparently this old lady didn't have any.

Love the picture of the 4 Saint Patrick's Pugs

village folk art said...

LUV IT ALL ... most especially your Irish 'fur babies'.

Peace for all, & GOD BLESS AMERICA!

moosecraft said...

lol! What a funny story! I do like it decorated as an Easter "tree"! :-) Sam looks so handsome with his st. pat's hat! Really brings out the green in his eyes! ;-)

Primitive Stars said...

Lol!!!!! Good to laugh. Sweet Irish kitty, blessings Francine.

Kim said...

Lol, we get lots of those calls too. Sometimes it's hard not to laugh while you're still on the phone

marly said...

Sam is handsome!!! The tree, not so much. But it represents the crab in all of us.

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