Sunday, March 10, 2013

You Can Fight City Hall and Win!

This is the picture I took and sent to the mayor of our town.

Our neighborhood is growing.
There is another building going up,
next door to us.
Four, "green" condos with solar panels, heated floors,
and great neighbors
There is a waiting list of more then 30 people!

The telephone pole was going to be
moved 10 feet towards us and 
right next to our 100 year old tree!

In order to get the electrical wires to our cottage, 
they would have to trim all the lower branches
 of this beautiful, old tree.
Not to mention drilling around the tree's roots.
I was afraid they would kill the tree!

Emails were flying!
I sent one to the mayor of our town.
Today, I heard from the City Engineer.
They have changed their minds and 
the pole stays where it is now!
God answered my prayer!

Spray paint used to mark the new location.

View from our porch.
Most of those branches would of been cut off.

These condos are going up fast!
(click the picture to enlarge)

 Only a 1/2 million!


  1. Hooray for you! That is a beautiful tree and there is absolutely no reason for you to lose it. I'm so glad you won your fight against city hall!

  2. Good for you! have a sweet cottage..

  3. Oh, wow! So glad you won that fight with the powers that be. That tree is magnificent!

    Your cottage is just adorable. I know you aren't interested, but you could probably sell your property for a gob of money, with all of the interest in the area. It looks like THE place to be.

    1. Tom and I talk about this all the time.
      God put us here and we don't plan on moving until He tells us.
      We are very happy here!

  4. Wow..Hey, good for you! Way to go!..I would hate to see that tree damaged too.. How do you feel about all those tall buildings going up around you? Do you feel like you're becoming closed in?

    1. You know... we love being the only single family house for blocks. We are an oddity.

  5. I am so glad you won! That would have been just terrible, and I am afraid just like you that it would have killed the tree.

    I love the view from The Little House. I can't imagine how fun it is to live there.

  6. Yay for answered prayer! :)

  7. Ohhhh I am so glad it turned out this way for you. What a totally unacceptable circumstance it would have been for allegedly GREEN Condo's to destroy precious trees in the name of PROGRESS!

    Eager to hear from you, its been a very long time since we visited.


  8. YOU go Girl!! Giving thanks with you for answered prayer!! You put wheels on those prayers and God took them to the top!!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Congratulations! So glad it worked out for you. Have a great Spring weekend!


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