And the Tree Comes Tumblin’ Down – Day 3

(Read about Day 1)

(Read about Day 2)

Remember, this is what my tree looked like after it had died.

My beautiful shade tree!  Gone!  Sigh. . .

At the beginning of the first day, the guys told me that it might take two days to get it cut down.  Yeah. . .  Well. . .

The tree guys accomplished a lot the first day and the second day. 

Then it was Day 3.  Again, the guys arrived very early.  Again, I was dressed and prepared.

Look!  I have a beached whale in my backyard!

I’m serious!  Doesn’t that look like a beached whale?

Notice that most of the wood from yesterday is gone.  It’s in the truck. 

They can’t feed big logs into that chomping machine that they used on Day 1 and Day 2.

Back to the beached whale (aka – huge trunk!).  I guess they have to make these cuts first before actually going all the way through.

I don’t really understand why there was only one guy cutting on the trunk while the other guys sat over to the side.  It doesn’t seem like an efficient use of time and resources, especially since my neighbor’s backyard still had lots of branches in it.

I mentioned a couple of times that it would be good for them to get the neighbor’s yard cleaned up so he could mow or whatever.  But they didn’t seem to want to follow my suggestions.  They said they would get that later because they were concentrating on getting the tree cut up.  Hmmm. . .

This was another day of vibrating teeth whenever I tried to work at my desk.  They were right outside my office window (as you can see in this picture – that’s the window screen).

Actually, I think I can still feel it.  Maybe this is kind of like the phantom pain that people have when they lose a limb.  (Not to say that my discomfort is anything even close to what those people suffer.  Please accept my apology!)

Almost gone!

End of Day 3!  Bye bye big truck!

Tomorrow – final cleanup!

Disclaimer:  No whales were hurt (or even physically present) during the removal of this tree.

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About grandawn

I work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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7 Responses to And the Tree Comes Tumblin’ Down – Day 3

  1. colonialist says:

    Sorry you appear to have vanished without trace. Anyway, Merry Christmas!

  2. nrhatch says:

    It does look like a beached whale. 😀

  3. Cindy says:

    All I could think is how badly I want a slice of that trunk … so useful in food photos, food looks better on wood than on anything else…

  4. knittingmaestro says:

    Dang it! You already used that one….so is this what you felt like today?

  5. knittingmaestro says:

    Men……can’t tell them anything! Glad the noise is over….here’s another song interlude for you:

  6. Pingback: And the Tree Comes Tumblin’ Down – Day 2 | Grandawn – Aging Semi-Gracefully

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