Monday, April 20, 2009

WELL, THAT WAS NO FUN

I thought riding in the bucket would be fun.  I asked, they said no.

The day started out sunny, but quickly turned rainy and windy.

Yikes.

This reminds me of those rip-off claw thingies at the county fair.  Thankfully, these worked better than those.

The scariest machine I've ever seen.  That would be one way to dispose of a body!  This is a massive stump grinder.  It took 10 minutes and the stump was gone.

Today, the tree people came to take our maple tree down.  I realize that I tend to form unnatural attachments to things, but that was really hard to watch.  It's gone now and in a day or two, there will be a new tree to take it's place.  While the tree service was taking down some of the highest branches, the winds started gusting to around 40 miles an hour.   Any second thoughts I had been harboring, left me when the branch hanging over the house started whipping in the wind.  
Watching the tree service do their work was really fascinating, though I was of course unable to watch with detached disinterest.  There really is an art to what those guys do and I have a new respect for them.  It's dangerous, scary work and I appreciate how careful they were.

2 comments:

Suz said...

I'm sorry for the lose of your tree. It was quite impressive standing in front of the house. I hope the new one grows and grows to be just as stately.

Cris Leonard said...

Thanks Suz, I'm feeling a little better now that the new one is in. It was a bummer though.