High winds in the valley today. Got home at 5:00 to find that part of the tree in the backyard had broken off, falling across the power lines to my house and the neighbors house. Local utility could restore half of his power, but our damage happened on the wrong spot to be the utilities responsibility. Therefore, no power here until we can call in an emergency electrician, who will no doubt screw us blind as to the cost. FUCK!!!!!
NOTES FROM THE FUTURE: AND the Vacation Gods took one last hefty and fucking expensive shit on us. Nearly 12 years later, we have still not fully financially recovered from that fucking summer.