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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Paul "Odat" Bunyon


I'm tired. Yes I can say that. I'm retired but tired. I chopped down a tree. Well, not really chopped, but sawed. It started out as me clipping off the bottom branches...and like a barber getting carried away with a haircut, pretty soon all but the top branches are gone. Now I'm looking for a chain saw! There's no stopping me....

Actually this started out as a weed. My hub left it alone, because he thought it would be a good barrier to prevent our neighbors from looking over the fence from their deck into our yard (which is a story for another day!). (We used to be be surrounded by woods until they paved paradise and put up town houses!!)

As you can see this "weed" grew and grew and grew. I used to always snip the bottom branches to prevent me from getting jabbed in the legs every time I opened the gate. And the "Lawn Man" said he'd take care of it for me soon. Well, soon wasn't coming and I was in a fighting mood so I found one of my husband's saws (a very good one at that) and started hacking away. Actually it wasn't as hard as I thought. (My hub's words came to me: "If you have the proper tool, the job is always easy". Words I used to always "Yes Dear" him every time I heard them...."whatever". ) Well...I must say, he WAS right. This saw cut through those branches like butter! Ok well, not exactly, more like slicing hard rye bread with a good serated bread knife. But I was doing it!!! And feeling good. So......some day....it'll be all gone.....I'm working at it.

Peace

11 comments:

Matt-Man said...

You are woman hear you roar. Cheers Odat!!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What Matt-Man said. Good for you honey. Have a great day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Echomouse said...

Did you ever figure out what it was called?

And Bravo for cutting that down!!!

Sarge Charlie said...

and I have a chainsaw and am not allowed to use it, pacemaker, I suppose the spark has something to do with it.......

On a limb with Claudia said...

You do inspire, Odat! We checked Craig's list and found someone to take out our trees... :)

Patti said...

Good for you, Odat! Nothing like yard work to keep a girl in shape. ;-)

Lois Grebowski said...

Tawanda!

I got that tool lecture when I tried to use a glass jar to hammer a nail into the wall...LOL

You go gurl...conquer the tree!!

Ralph said...

This looks like a tough NYC 'weed tree', something that could only sprout in any of the five boroughs. I'm afraid for you that such a tree would only laugh at a chain saw...

The CEO said...

Go get 'em Odat, or Paul Bunyan. Whatever! I'm motivated.

Monty

Roger said...

Great job Odat!

buffalodickdy said...

Paula Bunyan? Be careful with chain saws- I hate the damn things!