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Monday, September 10, 2007

DIY Landscaping


Yesterday, I decided that our bushes needed trimming. I got out our electric trimmer and started going at them. Once finished, I cleaned up the mess and sat out front drinking some water. Big D comes out and sits with me, and the following conversation takes place:

Me: We need to get a chainsaw to cut down that old dead tree.
Big D: I have a saws-all.
Me: Can you use that on a tree?
Big D: That's why they call it a "saws-all", because it saws all.
Me: OK. Wanna cut down the tree?

Now mind you, it's 11:00 a.m. and I have already been working outside for about an hour. It's about 102, and supposed to be 106 later in the day.

Big D gets out his saws-all, and gets busy. I broke up and stacked the smaller branches while he got the bigger ones. We completed the job at 7:00 last night. We did take a two-hour break, because it just got too hot. The only thing left to do is cut the remaining large branches, and get rid of the stump.

I'm so glad the tree is gone! I have before and after pics, but the before pic is only a partial of the tree. But it will give you a good idea of how big the tree was.


Big Daddy said...


Teri said...

I can't believe you could do this all by yourself.

By the way, is that your house? I love the yellow!