On Friday night, when my family returned home after enjoying dinner at the Good Girl Cafe, I noticed that the light at the end of our street seemed off. At first I thought the street light was out, then I realized the eucalyptus in our neighbor's parkway had fallen across the street. The heavy tree was supported by two power cables. As I parked the car on the street, the DWP truck had already shown up.
In about an hour, the big guns were on the scene with a giant crane. These guys worked tirelessly throughout the night finishing at 3:30AM after arriving to the site at 8:30 in the evening.
When I woke in the morning, I found the eucalyptus in pieces.
Our ill-fated mailbox suffered some damages...
...as did our sweet Catalina Cherry tree. Eric trimmed up the tree. She'll definitely make it through, but she is altered from her run in with the eucalyptus. Then in the afternoon, two of the same DWP who had worked till 3:30AM showed up to fix our mailbox.
Our mailbox has been hit by so many travelers pulling a too-tight u-turn, the SPCA van, our neighbor's moving truck, countless times by the developer who built the two big houses next to our Ramshackle Compound. No one has ever returned to fix it.
This is the best our mailbox has ever had it. My hat's off to the DWP for tending to the tree & coming back to resuscitate the mailbox.