Monday, July 27, 2009


When I came home from my MFM appointment on Friday, I noticed that my deck was an absolute mess.  The furniture was pushed helter-skelter and there was sawdust all over the deck, table, and chairs.

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Which, I guess would make sense, considering that sawdust is what you get when you do this:

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Welcome to our backyard, a little less shady than it was this time last week.

When we moved into our home, we knew one of the first big projects to tackle would be the removal of two (apparently) dead trees in our back yard.  While I was sad to see them go, you can tell that we have no shortage of foliage behind our property.  We received quotes ranging from $475 to $2,000 to down and remove the two trees.  It was a no-brainer who we chose to hire.

However, the $475 quote only covered cutting the trees down – not cutting them up and hauling them away.  Which Jim was fine with, because if gave him a reason to purchase a new chain saw.  (What’s that you say?  No, I’m not rolling my eyes.)

So, we’re the proud new owners of a state of the art chain saw and a heck of a lot of wood.  We’re working – oh wait, sorry, JIM is working – hard to remove all the branches and stumps from our yard, but it’s slow going.

So, if you find yourself bored this week, and want to come haul wood, just let me know.  I promise, there is plenty to go around!


MaryBeth said...

Wish we could come help and take some off your hands. Well, Chris could help, we could go get pedicures!

Brooke said...

Look at all that green!!! Whoever hauls away your wood, do you mind making a stop in Boise? We have some dead (burned) trees in the lot behind us that needs some hauling! Thankfully Dan hasn't asked to buy a chainsaw yet though :-)

Sara said...

Doug says, "I would like to come haul some wood." I'm also guessing that he's thinking, "I'd like to come eat some Jacks". :) Good luck with the removal! Slap it on craigslist as "you haul".

Michelle Whitlow said...

That is so funny that you posted this. We had to do the same thing last year. 3 trees that were ominously too close to the house. My hubby "had" to go out and buy a chainsaw to chop all that up. Then over last Dec my tree in front decided to throw a branch 20ft into my garage window. So he got to take that one down himself.