Cleaning Up

According to Mom, the trees took the worst of the damage in their area. The pear tree in the front yard had to come all the way down, and a large number of branches needed to be taken out of the other trees.

Their neighbors have been great – helping them clean up the trees and trash. Mom was able to get the yard mowed (or “bailed” as she put it) yesterday.

For just having had a hurricane, the area is very dry. They have not yet had someone come by and put tarps on the roofs, but they are trying to get it done. They did find a roofing company that appears to be repuitable. I checked their Dallas office out, and spoke to the representative in Beaumont by phone.

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