A little background on why I named this blog what I did.

I should probably do a little explaining on my title of this blog. First my last name is White. Therefore I live in the "White House." Living in the "White House" makes me the 1st Lady. My physical address says I live in Westwood Ca. (not the one by Los Angeles) but a little mountain town in Northeastern Ca. However I really live in a section out of Westwood known as Pinetown. With all the joking going on between my friends, I inevitably became Pinetowns 1st Lady living in the "White House." With all that said, this is just going to be a more personal blog of my life here in Westwood/Pinetown. My family and friends being a big part of it.
Originally I really wanted to take a picture a day for one year and post it on this blog. Perhaps like a photo diary. My life though is quite quiet and perhaps is not photo worthy for a picture a day but I plan on trying. So why not hop in and take a ride with me through little mountain town U.S.A. You may just love it as much as I do!
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Allison

It is down

After a night of wind,(and yes I stayed here) I was at my wits end. These branches have got to come down. My hubby who has been up this tree throughout his life, and his brother convinced me that he could do the job. Scared to death of my hubby going up there and scared to death of what would happen if he did not, I finally caved in.
This is the after pictures.
All is well now except for the ulcer I have probably given myself.
To those of you that are not familiar with Pine trees, let me add that the main branch that I saw and thought was dead was not. A green branch like this is heavier than one can imagine.Why it snapped the way it did is still unknown by us.
But I am going to be looking UP into that tree all the time now.
I NEVER want to live with that kind of fear again, and I am NOT exaggerating!
 
The ladder is fully extended

 
  
Some of the branches now down

 
  
As you can see this is NOT a dead branch. It is also the main culprit.

 
  
  
This is the one that snapped and was hanging over our roof with several others below it!

 
Pretty scary looking eh?
THE END!

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View Larger Map This is where I live. To the right of Westwood barely visible is the little section I live in called Pinetown. We have probably 150 to 200 people for our population. Westwood on the other hand is HUGE by comparison with a population of around 2000!
Added on 2-9-09

A great big Thank you to Cheryl for this friendship award!

A great big Thank you to Cheryl for this friendship award!
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