Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Life on Mars - Tree Removal

I bet you thought we would never get that tree taken down from our house. We didn't think so either, and when the crew first arrived I had my doubts. I couldn't really see the truck from the house that clearly and I thought the chipper was a tiny crane. But the crane came later and they actually did a pretty good job.

They did catch it in the cable and electric wires as they carefully dropped it, but to be honest, there's not a lot of room in our yard to maneuver. Poppy's MIL who owns the house (with her DH) stood outside while it was being taken down and screamed at the top of her lungs for her DH when it got caught in the wires. Not really sure what she thought he was going to do to.

They managed to maneuver it around the wires and drop it to the ground. It was all pretty amazing. Especially considering our space constraints and the tree was rooted in the back of the house. We were supposed to dispose of the tree, but they fed it into the chipper and hauled it all away. Sweet.

I thought all the excitement was over for the day, until I heard my name being screamed in sort of a panic. I looked out the door to find the MIL out by the trash cans ripping open the garbage bags and dumping them out on the ground. She wanted to know which bags were mine.
She only uses black bags and we only use white. I thought it was obvious, but I told her which was ours with a puzzled look on my face. Apparently her husband lost his wallet and of course the garbage was the logical place to look for it. I would have posted a picture but for once, she cleaned it up, not only the same day, but within the hour.


vintage eye said...

Never a dull moment, eh, Crusty? ;)

Pili said...

I'm glad to hear you finally got rid of the tree!

And finally, I have had to switch to IE to be able to comment in your blog, Chrome is being odd to me as of late!

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