So for once I’m not going to write about food.

I had a tree fall on my home after the winter storm the other day and I have to tell you, I haven’t been in the mood to do much cooking. All I can do is think about my home and the expense I’m about to incur … Not just to repair my home but to remove this tree.

For those of you who have no idea what it cost to remove a tree , it usually depends on the size of the tree in the equipment and needed to remove it. Huge trees that are tall and wide are real big pain in the butt. And as luck would have it, that’s what fell on my home. The cost to remove this tree according to the first guy who came out. Was about $4,000. I was like, you have got to be kidding me!

So I called another tree company that does tree removal in Fairfax VA and they came out within the hour. I think the guy’s name was Mario… He did a good job of talking me down off the ledge. He only charged me about $2,500. I say “only”…but it is still going to hurt having to write that check. I guess I should just be thankful that the dogs and I are all safe and no one was hurt in the storm.

I can’t wait for life to get back to normal … I can’t get used to driving home and seeing a large tree protruding from my bedroom. The guys at G&V Tree and Landscaping Services are coming out tomorrow morning so I’m very thankful to them. After meeting Mario, I’m really glad I found them online. Funny story… I was actually on YouTube looking Idaho to remove this tree myself when I found his video.

Hopefully I’ll be back to writing about food soon! Till then. Be safe and Bon Appetit .