It Had To Be Done

May 10, 2012 6:46am

We hired a couple fellas to cut down a dead tree in our backyard the other day.

It Had To Be Done

It wasn’t the most fun home improvement money we’ve ever spent, but apparently home owners insurance doesn’t cover damage caused by dead trees, so it had to be done.

It Had To Be Done

I didn’t want to be all up in their Kool-aid when they first started working, so I snapped this picture of them (tying a rope to the tree) through my home office window…

It Had To Be Done

I know.I was thinking the same thing.

Why is dead tree removal guy #1 not holding the ladder for dead tree removal guy #2?!

I could barely watch. Especially when #2 shifted the ladder to the left and right while he was up there working. So freaky!

But, like a tree-climbin’ champ, 2 made it back down safe and sound, and proceeded to cut a “break” into the bottom of the tree…

It Had To Be Done

…and then 1 and 2 went deep into the woods and pulled that sucker down by hand. Going…

It Had To Be Done

Going…

It Had To Be Done

It Had To Be Done

Thud.

They say that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the 2nd best time to plant one is today.

Time to find my shovel.

It Had To Be Done

 

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Hi! I'm Layla Palmer, and my husband and I live in the deep South. Pike Road, Alabama to be exact! I named my blog The Lettered Cottage because of my passion for writing, and love of cottage style.

 

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