Today the tree man came to assess our situation. Many of our trees have to come down because they've lost over 20% of their foliage-bearing branches. We are going to try to save the big oak in the backyard. It's going to look like a Charlie Brown tree, but if we can keep it, I'd like to.
Also today my friend had to put down her little dog, Buster. I'm very sad about this. He was quite the character. Rest in peace, little man.