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Old December 12, 2022, 07:19 PM
Glenn Glenn is offline
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Default How We Bartered From Home for 5Grand

Thanks Millard,

Had a Big Wind here 90 days ago.

I stood at my Sliding porch Glass Door and Watched 4 - Three Foot Thick Pine Trees from my Neighbors yard SNAP off and Fall on my 2 foot Thick Hickory tree.

And 2 other Pines Blew over on My Holly Tree.

8 Trees Down Across My Driveway.

And my power Line Underneath the 4 Pines and Hickory nearest the Road.

I Phone My Electric Company.

Got a NICE Helpful Guy.


I Got his Name and # so I could CONTACT him Again.

AND Got His Supervisors name and #.

Called and Said "Bruce is a GEM. He Deserves a New Car. Send Him on Vacation to The South of France. On and On."

Then Called Bruce Back and Shared The NICE things I said About him to his Manager.

BRUCE Then Started to WHISPER over the phone.

"Don't Tell Anybody I told You this. But A Tree Branch HAS to Be touching the Wire or NOBODY will Come out to Your House."

AFTER The 3 Stooges from The Electric Company - Cut and Patched and Put my Electric Wire Back Up.

There was Still a Big Limb Hanging over it.

And That BIG LIMB was Partly Cracked at the Tree Trunk. ABOUT To fall.

But Not Touching the Wire.


I Got a Ladder.

And a Saw.

Partly Cut Thru the Tree Limb near the Trunk. (Smeared the Cut with Mud.) And Pulled the Leaves down until they were Touching my Electric Wire.

CALLED and Reported "Tree Limb Hanging over my power line. TOUCHING the Wire. If you don't Come out In Day time. It will Fall In The Middle of a SnowStorm and Cost You more.

They DID Not Trust me!

Sent one guy out in a Car.

He said, "YUP, The Wire is Touching". Sent for the whole CREW. Incredible amount of Work. Took them from 7 am to Dark Pm.

Here is a BEFORE and AFTER Photo.

Many TONS of Wood - All Cleared up for FREE.

All Because I Bartered a ***THANK YOU TO THE BOSS Phone Call*** - To Get SECRET INFO Nobody was Supposed to Know.

Took 6 Trucks 8 Hours to Cut, Chip, Haul away All The Trees.


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