Jim scored 1 tree 0......he was the victor. Mom & Dad have a beautiful tree at the corner of the house that was starting to do some damage to the house so it was time to come down. Sad day really - don't like taking them out, but sometimes you just have to. Dad checked on hiring someone to come and take it out, but the $700.00 bill was a little hard to swallow....and if you know my husband....he volunteered to to the job. I think the folks were a little nervous, but I knew it would get done. Last Saturday became the day to get the job done.& of course the day the girls had their Lava trip planned. So guess who his right hand man had to be...you guessed it ME! Mom joined in and worked herself til I thought she would be sick.
|Jim working on limbing the tree|
|That metal roof got a little slick with sawdust on it !|
|Dad wishing he could still be the one with the chainsaw.|
|The driveway got a little messy - saved what we could for firewood.|
|Dad chatting with Kaleb - their neighbor came and helped for a bit - thanks Kaleb!|
|My handsome men - they are hard workers.|
|The wedge is out!|
And here it goes - Jim said to tell him if we saw it move, but I'm pretty sure he couldn't hear us yelling:
|And it is safely down.......|
|.....right where he wanted it to land|
|Mom inspecting the job|
|....and the damage ~ good thing we got it down.|
It was huge day of work, but we felt good to get the job done. We hauled two loads in our big horse trailer to the dump & a bunch of firewood home. It is a good feeling to get a job like that finished, but there were some sore muscles come Sunday morning. I really hated having to take out a tree that has been there for 35 years, but sometimes it just has to be done. Nice job Jim ~ maybe we should go into business ~ nevermind, bad idea!