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The Things He Does for my Blog

by Kay~Kacey on 8/27/2009

When will I ever learn? I should not say “I don’t have anything for my blog post.” Remember when SuperGuy burned up his beloved truck just so I’d have something to post about? Well, he’s at it again…


So we’re replacing an old rotten out retaining wall in the backyard with a rock wall. Okay, simple enough, right? Well, this big old tree root is in the way, and the tree needed to come down because if this root is gone, the tree has nothing holding it on this side…and I’m not liking a tree falling on my house. It has Dutch Elm Disease anyway, and it was doubtful it was going to be able to be saved. So. SuperGuy decides he’ll take the tree out himself.

Well, with The Geeky One’s help…
cutting down a tree

For some reason you have to throw a rope over a branch to take down a tree. That requires a long stick tied to a long rope…and about 2 dozen attempts to get the stick over the right branch. I didn’t question…I just sat back with my beer…

how to cut down a tree

So this long rope is then tied onto the tree…and then tied to another tree way down the hill…(still not asking questions…)


I did, at this point, mention to SuperGuy, “hey, you know that The Geeky One is down at the bottom of the hill. You know, where you want the tree to drop?” He ignored me…


SuperGuy proceeded to sweet talk his chain saw into starting, then went to work on cutting down the tree. It’s getting dark by then…


Oh, they get it cut all right…but it hangs up in the canopy of tree branches overhead. An hour, total darkness, two neighbors, various man tools and a handful of swear words later, they call it quits for the night.

The next morning I’m upstairs and hear the chain saw start back up. Oh no he’s not!!! I run downstairs, grab my camera and go outside and yell at say to SuperGuy. “What the heck are you doing???”

SuperGuy says, “I’m cutting down the tree.”
Kacey says, “Not without photos, you’re not!!”
SuperGuy actually apologizes to me at this point! :toofunny:

I get my camera ready, and tell him to go ahead. :lol:


He then, in the light of day, manages to drop the tree….


Why, yes, that is right across the walkway to the gazebo…why do you ask?? :wallbash:

Next time? We are SO hiring professionals… I still love him though. :love2:

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Dru August 27, 2009 at 8:21 am

I just love that SuperGuy stopped and waited for you.

Donalyn August 27, 2009 at 9:13 am

Good one Kacey!

Jan August 27, 2009 at 9:23 am

What a guy, no wonder you think he’s a keeper. I think so, too!

Kacey August 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm

It’s all taken care of now. He cut it all up. We should have firewood for life…

Kate August 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm

As soon as I saw the footbridge in one of the top photos, I knew the tree would be visiting it in this post. I’d always hire a professional for a tree. They’re too damn dangerous. It’s why it costs so much.

annbb August 27, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Don’t men just do the most amazing things??? :wallbash:

annbb August 27, 2009 at 9:32 pm

BTW – You should see the CEDAR chair GB power washed. GB: “See??? Doesn’t it look great?” Me: “Yeah, and when you sit in it and get a thousand splinters, it’ll even look BETTER!”

I forbid him powerwashing the remaining 5 chairs. For once (and only once) he listened.

annbb August 27, 2009 at 9:35 pm

That last photo is one of the funniest things I EVER seen! Grinning as I write this…

feefifoto August 31, 2009 at 5:54 am

I love the part about grabbing the camera. Shows you are a bona fide blogger. And how helpful of them to land the tree on the walkway, to provide a bangup finish to your post.

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