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Saturday, October 13, 2012


An Addition to Replace a Subtraction

  

We got a new tree today! When the utility company cut down our venerable but half-dead maple several months ago to make room for their street work, I was upset. But they promised to give us a new one when the work was finished.

 

As time passed and the work took forever to get done, I became skeptical; I thought they’d forget about it and I’d have to make phone calls and wait and hope they’d eventually get around to it. But yesterday I found a spot on our curbside grass dug up, and this morning there it was--our new tree!

 

Of course it’s a far cry from the old maple that I used to be able to see from our bedroom window, but it’s going to be fun to watch it grow over the years.

 

Sometimes companies actually do keep their promises.

5 comments:

  1. Very nice Elaine and how wonderful to have this new addition for you to look forward to seeing grow in the Springtime!

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  2. That's cute. Did the illustrious City of Providence give it to you? Or did the charge you for it. I don't think it will show foiiage this year!

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    1. No, National Grid gave it to us. No charge, I don't think, unless it shows up on our bill!

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  3. That street is gorgeous, and I'm glad they replaced it without a lot of fuss and phone calls. :)

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    1. Thanks, and also for stopping by, Elizabeth!

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