Monday, October 23, 2006

One Down...

We got rid of an oak tree yesterday, after part of it fell in the front yard overnight. If you ever want to make new friends, have part of a huge tree come tumbling off its base and sprawl across your front lawn. Many, many people will stop and stare, I promise you.

So yesterday the inimitable Craig H. came by with his five kids and his chainsaw. We do not have five kids, but Richard went looking in the garage for his chainsaw before Craig arrived. ("I just want him to know I have one, too.")

Thankfully R's saw did not work, so Craig did all the sawing. At the critical moment we gathered his kids plus mine and one from the neighborhood to watch the 20-inch, 2-storey monster come crashing down. This was a lot of fun. It's not every day you get toyell "TIM-BERRRRR!" and mean it. Although Craig's wife says they actually get quite a few chances at her house.

DIH rejoices that there is one fewer squirrel condo in the world. Now if I can just find someone to haul away the wood.


Cathy_of_Alex said...

Desperate: Try Eager Beaver Tree Service (even I can't make that name up!) in Roseville.

Joke said...

Don't you have a fireplace or something up in the tundra?

In other news, it's 62F today, and all the displaced NYers are finally out in public.


don said...

You could always build a brick outdoor oven/barbeque(sp?) to use the wood in. As for the squirrels.... a phrase from Shrek comes to mind.... "weedrat, rotisserie style". Had our first flurries in the "Burgh" yesterday... my wife and son and I cant wait for the day we can afford to move to Florida!

Mike said...

Occaisional reader, fellow Minnesotan. I'll gladly come get the wood if you like. Email me at mikeepsky(at)hotmail(dot)com.