In our backyard are two big old gnarly trees. They had been lopped off at the top over the years, and were half-rotted and hollow in parts. Even the neighbors agreed that they should get cut down. I stood by with the camera, and the cell phone to dial 911 just in case. Ewwwwwwwww
One large section already fell off 2 weeks before we bought the house and was laying on the ground. It was right where we planned to park the motorhome this week, so we figured we better cut down the rest of the tree. Once both trees are gone, we will plant some new ones in the spring.
So he fired up the chainsaw and went to work on them (carefully) making a notch
and then cutting the backside free to let each one tree topple right where they needed to land.
Here goes the second smaller one
Here is the straight shot right up the driveway, past the garage and right up to the trees at my back as I snapped this pic. This is where the motorhome will be parked later today. The plaster guy, Byron, plowed this all out for us last weekend.
Of course, we had an audience watching us as Steve worked --- they had to supervise!
(EDIT: a guy is out there right now with Steve, loading up his truck and trailer)
Hard to believe we have only been in the house for ONE WEEK!!!! I think today I might start hanging curtains in some of the rooms. Yesterday I spray painted a gaudy bright gold ceiling fan with a hammered metal brown paint. I polystained the blades to a darker reddish brown. It sure came out NICE! Who needs to blow money on the newer colored ceiling fans when you can just spray over a perfectly good older one that still works? Steve put in a new dimmer switch for the chandelier, and I started placing picture frames around the diningroom plate rail to see where I want to place family photos.
Later today I will start to unpack my Treasure Trunk! That is where my lace curtains are. Remember when I packed this up at the old house to save for the day when we MIGHT get one more house? I had no idea at that time it would only be 6 months later. LOL This is what I fit in that trunk:
We are up and at em this morning, sipping coffee and I whipped up a tray of cinnamon rolls. The house smells so good and the sun is shining outside already. It's only 16 degrees out, but going to get nicer as the day goes on. Good day to go winterize the motorhome and bring it home?
P.S. oops.. someone asked yesterday if I could repost the floor plan photos of the house to refresh their memory. Here are the new updated ones with furniture kinda drawn in:
(we changed the way the livingroom furniture is placed and the kitchen is showing where we WILL place the refinished cabinets, sink and appliances once we tackle that job))