OUR BAYFIELD DIGS FROM THE AIR & YOU CAN SEE WINNIE THE BAGO PARKED ON THE ROAD OUT FRONT…BROWN STUFF ON OUR METAL ROOF IS PINE NEEDLES & THAT NICE ROUND CANOPY TREE BY OUR FRONT PORCH IS A BASSWOOD…TREE AT TOP CENTER IS A SUNBURST LOCUST & BOTTOM LEFT CORNER IS A RED BUD…CAR IN DRIVEWAY IS OUR HYUNDAI SANTA FE…………….
Rain in the night left us with an overcast moderately humid day which later cooled down nicely. But no matter about the earlier humidity though, I was out trimming & cutting down more weed trees around the house this morning anyway. When these little energized working bees hit me it's best I go with it & get as much done as I can. Could be awhile before I get another one.
GORD ROLLED IN ABOUT 10:30 THIS MORNING
TOOK ME FOR A RIDE IN THE BUCKET WHICH CAN REACH 110’ INTO THE AIR
<<< THE BIG MACHINE IS SITTING IN THE SPOT WINNIE NORMALLY OCCUPIES
Gord, neighbor & tree cutter guy here in the park rolled in with the big reach boom machine about 10:30. Took down the tall skinny & quite dead pine tree beside the Winnie Wagon. That puts an end to the sawdust & chewed pine needles all over the rig & the Jeep. And that's the end of the gnawing pine beetles who were slowly sawing that tree down. And that's the end of me worrying about that tree breaking & coming down on our rig. Gord moved on to a second dead tree while I busied myself cleaning & loading up logs & dead branches from the first tree in my utility trailer. After lunch he started on a large live pine that was posing a threat near our carport while Pheebs & I took another utility trailer load to the recycling area. Friday the tree cutting will continue so I'll be busy again. Nice to be physically tired at the end of the day:))
KELLY TAKING A PICTURE OF ME WHILE I AM TAKING A PICTURE OF HER
HEIGHTS DON’T BOTHER ME BUT 5’ OFF THE GROUND ON A SHAKY LADDER DOES
Talked to Aunt Jean on the phone Wednesday night. She hasn't been on the golf course since June & she feels it has taken a toll on her mobility. Morning walks have been shortened up as Jean deals with some breathing problems & a growing stiffness in her back. But she's not throwing in the towel & is determined to get herself back out on the golf course as soon as they dry out a bit from Florida's heavy rains. We talked a bit about travel plans but Jean is not sure if she will be able to make it out to Arizona this winter or even back to Canada again. We'll just have to wait & see how she feels.
AND ANOTHER PINE LOG HEADS FOR THE GROUND
CUTTING IT OFF AT THAT READ LINE LEAVES ME A 12’ STUMP TO HANG OUR THERMOMETER & A NIGHT LIGHT ON
GORD MAKES SHORT WORK OF OUR BUG INFESTED PINE TREE
Ever thought of having horses living in your house? John & Brenda from DOGPOUND NORTH have not only thought about, they are doing it. Traveling between two homes one of which is in Alberta Canada & the other South West of Phoenix Arizona (DOGPOUND SOUTH) they have acquired themselves a very large 5th wheel horse trailer to travel back & forth with. John & Brenda living at one end & their beloved horses at the other. Be sure to follow their travels & many great horse rides in the back country of Alberta during the summer & Arizona during the winter. These folks are true horse people living the life of genuine north American ranchers & cowboys. And ya gotta have a look at that big long white trailer they have. Maybe they call that one HORSEPOUND IN THE MIDDLE:))
GORD SAYS HE LIKES GETTING HIGH UP INTO THE TREE TOPS & WORKING ALONE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A few business term explanations today
-CEO -- Chief Embezzlement Officer.
-CFO -- Corporate Fraud Officer.
-BULL MARKET -- A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius.
-VALUE INVESTING -- The art of buying low and selling lower.
-P/E RATIO -- The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the
market keeps crashing.
-BROKER -- What my broker has made me.
-STANDARD & POOR -- Your life in a nutshell.
-STOCK ANALYST -- Idiot who just downgraded your stock.
-STOCK SPLIT -- When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets
equally between themselves.
-FINANCIAL PLANNER -- A guy whose phone has been disconnected.
-MARKET CORRECTION -- The day after you buy stocks.
-CASH FLOW-- The movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.
-YAHOO -- What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240 per share.
-WINDOWS -- What you jump out of when you're the sucker who bought
Yahoo @ $240 per share.
-INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR -- Past year investor who's now locked up in a nuthouse.
-PROFIT -- An archaic word no longer in use.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
Thanks for the mention of my blog address yesterday in your post. It generated a lot of traffic which was very good to see.
travel insurance is very important when it comes to traveling. You will know whats going to happen so you must have a assuranceReplyDelete
Thanks for the shout out Al. Good to see you got those trees before they got you.ReplyDelete
Hope Aunt Jean is doing better.ReplyDelete
Nice pictures from way up there.
This would be a new "high" for you I would think.
And a real good one at that!
Great to see you got high without leaving the farm. Great pic of your home also, might come in handy if a tree does fall your way. Looks like it was a fun hard work feel good day.ReplyDelete
nice aerial photos..nothing like some manly work to make you tired!!ReplyDelete
Great idea! well done..ReplyDelete
I hope Aunt Jean gets back to her old self and physical activity again. I know she must miss the walking and golf, and I'm sending good vibes her way.ReplyDelete
I so agree...don't mind heights, but don't like ladders! I fell off one once...actually the step broke and I slid all the way down and broke my ankle...not a good story!ReplyDelete
The aerial pictures are way cool!
I love your new header picture...did I say that already?
Interesting to see the guys at work. Thanks for showing us.ReplyDelete
Funny to me it seems always higher when looking down than looking up. Must be a warp in my eyesight. :)
I love your roof, but have a question. Everybody says a metal roof is very loud in a rain storm. Does it bother you? Do you have any insulation under it to soften the sound?ReplyDelete
Also, my roof has a steep pitch, then a flatter section over the porch, sort of like your addition on the back. How did they handle the change of pitch? Were they able to put a bend in it, or did they have to cut it?