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Re: More sweetsops

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  • Subject: Re: More sweetsops
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 16:51:53 -0600
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The insurance companies have been doing that number on coastal Texas
residents too, ever since Katrina and Rita.  I shudder to think what they
are charging people in New Orleans these days.  Goniffs.
Happy New Year to you sir!

On 12/28/07, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> A time ago I reported I'd found a couple of ripe sugar apples on our
> trees--not quite the same as sugar plums, but a nice yuletide present
> nonetheless.
> Today, I had a tree guy out to give me a price for removing our big
> Hong-Kong orchid tree--we need to get a new homeowner's policy and the
> tree's too close to the house, sayth the inspector-agent person. And
> while I was escorting the tree guy around, I noticed five more sugar
> apples ready to pick.
> This business with the homeowner's insurance has really put my nickers
> in a knot. State Farm raised our premium from less than $1,500 per year
> to nearly $4,500 per year--need I add that we've had a homeowner's
> policy with them for 20+ plus years without a claim of any kind?
> Anyway, we've located a policy that will cost a tad less than did SF
> last year, but the orchid tree's gotta go. Oh, well. But, I suppose,
> finding the apples means it's not a complete loss.
> We originally planted the orchid tree, which we raised from seed, to be
> a wind buffer on that side of the house. Since then, we planted a black
> sapote 20-25 feet farther out. The sapote is now big enough to take
> over the wind buffer role, and another 20-25 feet beyond the black
> sapote, are the bismarck palm twins--and they are really getting big
> and gorgeous--argent, the color of moonlight.
> Happy New Year all.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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