Feeling Weird About the Trees
There are several things that need to happen between now and next spring in order for us to order the trailer. There must be $xx,000 in the bank. Our 07 taxes must be paid. There must be a place to park the trailer.
I've worked out some deals with a guy in our radio club. He's one of those no conforming "cavemen" types. Among other things, he heats his house with a wood stove. And only a wood stove. He agreed to cut some trees just for the wood. Gratis. And I'm trading him some radio equipment to pour a 13 x 30 extention for the drive way. That's where the trailer will park. At the end of the new extention, when finished, is (was) an enormous wild cherry tree. Wild cherry trees are NOT what you want to park anything under, unless purple polka dots and bird poo are attractive to you. So the big tree had to go.
The drought killed 2 treees, so they go. Some other trees are sick, so they go. One interferes with my ham radio tower but casts shade on the deck. Half of that one goes.
The work started today and we are 3/4 done. Where trees once were there are now stumps. Trees that were there when we bought the house twenty years ago, that made the kids feel safe in their own yard, seemed a part of our home are gone. And now I feel a little sad. Hmm?
He hauled off a trailer load of wood, and several more loads are in piles in the back. Most of the limbs have been rounded up, but the yard is still a mess. Maybe when the stumps are all ground down and the mess cleaned up I'll feel better. I did note there is more of a breeze back there, and in this weather that's a good thing!
The driveway extention goes in next month. In January a few mods to the truck. If my plan works out, we order the Rockwood 8280SS in April.
And I guess on that first trip, I'll feel better about the trees.
But for now, it's like walking around in somebody elses yard. And it feels a little weird.