head diy Design Fanatic: Just One More Thing...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just One More Thing...

Mr. Fanatic and I are huge diyers, but as we are getting older, (and hopefully wiser), we are learning to let some things get done by professionals. We've had two trees in our backyard that have had a date with a chain saw for a couple of years now. It's a miracle both of the trees were still standing after the storms we've had lately.
So, even though it was difficult to part with the money it took to take these two trees down, we called the professionals at Victory Tree Service to do this for us. I can honestly say, we could not have done as good of a job. They were able to take the rotten to the core big oak down in just a few minutes without  damaging the other big oak tree next to it. The remaining oak had a huge branch that came out toward the one they took down. It was amazing ... and sad.

Of course, we will be cleaning up the rest of this mess, but that, we can do.

The tree line looks a little bare, and there is a little less shade in the woods, but it had to be done.

On a more personal note, I took my oldest daughter to the airport today to fly to California for her interview for the same position she's working here in Charlotte with the same company.
Got a little teary eyed on the way home. If she has a successful interview she might be moving back to SoCal in just a few weeks. 
I think I need a tissue ...

Hope you are having a good week.


  1. That was a big job, so you're smart to have had the pros do it! We put a deck and firepit in our old backyard and ended up having sap from a huge branch of the neighbor's tree drip thousands of spots on us, on the deck, chairs, etc. We had to hire a company and it was the best $$$ we could've spent. We could not have cut the trees and kept them from ruining everything around them. The professionals are so fast and so good at what they do.

    I think I want to wish your daughter good luck on her interview.... :) Hang in there!


  2. That tree was certainly hollow...it was bound to fall over sooner rather than later! We have one that has dropped some hollow branches, I hate to see it go but it is right next to our house.

    I wish your daughter all the best. And I feel your pain, I couldn't bear the thought of my daughters moving out.


  3. Saw your note on FB. That is exciting and sad at the same time!

  4. We have been having several trees taken out this Spring. We had to have a CRANE come in to do it all. I did a post about it if you'd like to stop over and see. Watching them do ut was amazing!!!!! The crane, however, ruined the driveway! But we were planning to redo it anyway because it was pretty bad anyway! Your trees are SO far ahead of ours! I am in Pa. What state are you in? XO, Pinky

  5. It's amazing how quickly the professionals can handle such jobs. Your tree-line edging your yard still looks beautiful. Know you'll miss your daughter, but some young person (or anyone for that matter) getting a job these days is getting to be amazing in itself.

  6. Oh Pam that sounds exciting for your daughter, but I totally would be teary eyed too. Those tree guys are good...I watched your video on facebook. Can you believe this crazy weather we are having here lately? I hear another one is coming.

  7. Hi Pam! Your poor tree was really sick! It's good you had this done! Oh, I'm sorry you're sad about your daughter. It's hard to see them growing up. I've been there and feel for you!
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Pam, our deer don't bother our hostas! And we have over 100 of them! Joe keeps dividing them and they are all over the property!

  9. Ahh, that was a good video! Yep that tree was a gonner! We had an oak tree bust in half several years ago, somehow missed the electric and cable wires.... and now we have a tall dead tree that the woodpeckers and critters have enjoyed. That was a big tree you took down! We've had several taken down here over many years...I love to hear that big sound they make when they hit the ground! It's fascinating how they take it down in steps and make a nice clean drop!

  10. Oh I missed the part about your daughter... my heart knows where your's is on that subject. Hugs..Liz

  11. I've had to pay to have a few taken down in the past but was well worth it.
    I know how you will feel if your daughter moves to SoCal. Our daughter lives there in Riverside.
    So far away but e-mails and web cams help to get us through.
    Have a good weekend!

  12. Oh! This is a great job!
    Have a lovely day ahead :)

  13. Oh my I guess you did get teary-eyed!! I would be too! I agree about the tree thing, although it really is expensive. We paid over $800 for two trees to be cut, but they were hanging over our house. I'm sure that's probably a bargain though in your area!

  14. Great forrestry view.Anyway I wonder what will happen if we continue felling trees like that.It reduces oxygen concentration in the air.Nice shot and hope the message is carried out.Meanwhile Plz do pass by my blog on freeing your mind, follow and comment to improve my works too.Thanks.

  15. Godspeed on your daughter's interview. Good job on the tree. We Californian's don't always embrane the need to accept the cycle of life a tree has.


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