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AaaaChoo Cough Sweat !


I've been coughing and sneezing lately but no other symptoms of any kind and the light bulb finally came on when I saw that "yeller dust" that's all over everything in the last 24 hours.

Got the front flower beds ?kinda? cleaned up and ready for some color.  The red tips that I pruned back are really leafing up and coming back strong.  Still got a little leaf "managing" to do but they are all under the trees where the grass doesn't grow anyhow so no rush there.

I do know this - - - - I was working in that front bed this morning around 9am and it felt like it was Noon in July so it's gonna be a scorcher this year I'm afraid.  The neighbors have not complained ?yet? about my mowing at 7am before the sun gets too high in the sky but there's always a first time.

Sure do need to get a pro over to top the trees that are close to the house and are starting to lean, in the wrong direction of course.  Then I'm gonna get a gentleman down the road that has a back hoe to take up the Red Green concrete "Attempts at culvert caps" and pour me some nice looking ones.  Then I'm gonna designate a specific area for parking that doesn't include the front door.

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If we didn't still have a foot plus of snow on the front yard, I too might be snortin' and wheezin'.

When I took my DW to the rear admrial yesterday, all I had to do is go 10 or so miles South and still in our town,  the snow is pretty much gone. It's hell living in the very last house in our town's North end. Then there's the fact that right now it's 30*f and going to the teens and never making it to 32 the next couple days.



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Mello Yello wrote:

Sure do need to get a pro over to top the trees that are close to the house and are starting to lean, in the wrong direction of course.


OUCH, I got a bid today to take two smaller trees completely down and cut 7 huge limbs from two other larger trees that are hanging over the house and causing the tree to lean in that direction.  Bid was $1200 and I told him to go ahead and "git'er done" so he's coming in the morning.  The concrete culvert caps may have to wait a while since they are just "fugly" and not any kind of hazard except eye hazards.



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Mello Yello wrote:
Mello Yello wrote:

Sure do need to get a pro over to top the trees that are close to the house and are starting to lean, in the wrong direction of course.


OUCH, I got a bid today to take two smaller trees completely down and cut 7 huge limbs from two other larger trees that are hanging over the house and causing the tree to lean in that direction.  Bid was $1200 and I told him to go ahead and "git'er done" so he's coming in the morning.  The concrete culvert caps may have to wait a while since they are just "fugly" and not any kind of hazard except eye hazards.


 Welcome to the world of 'tree work'!!! I've had several in my yard taken down. They started out being reasonably inexpensive to take down. I had a price last year for about 50% of what you are having done and he was at a thousand bucks. Still not been done.



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No comment on the price of tree trimming. Pretty unusual, huh?

Uhhh, culvert caps. I agree.

Snow has largely subsided here. Gawdful cold winter, but snow depth wasn't so bad, so it left quick with little flooding compared to previous years. Still, glad to live on top of a hill, just like I almost always have. In fact, that's about the only thing I like about this place. Yard work is still probably 6 weeks away, but at least I can get into the shop for 15-20 minutes before cold fingers drives me back inside.

In the meantime, the car, pickup, trailer, and Kubota all go in to be worked on Monday. The car is warranty, but the rest..... gonna be an expensive week. That extra I've been putting on the roof payment is going to be suspended for a while. Especially considering the better 2/3 wants new siding this year. I do admit, the siding didn't look good before, but after the new roof went on.... dang.

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they did a great job and it took all afternoon to complete (5 hours) - - - they even cleaned the roof and rain gutters when they finished and there was zero scraps left except for the chainsaw dust around the one larger tree that had to come down in pieces from the top - - - - that young man was an athletic monkey with that chainsaw hanging off of his belt - - - - if you ever got him mad at you, you would have to set yourself on fire to get loose from him

during a break I showed them my 35 year old Sthil Farm Boss and the boss man used it to cut thru one large piece just for fun - - - - mine sure was heavier than the newer version the tree monkey was using - - hmmmm, don't know if that's good or bad unless you're a tree monkey biggrin



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Makes it a little easier to pay the pennies, when the job is correctly, and ya see just what all it entails, equipment, crew, etc. Just think of the insurance premiums that are paid to cover those guys, and no doubt cover any damage that might happen when something goes wrong.

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I have  a bunch of tree work that needs to be done,, mostly its the neighbors Laural bushes that have taken over and pushing through my fence,, when we first moved in this place about 25 years ago,, the owner of the house at the time  ,and I cut the bushes all the way back and just left the stubs , which he had planned on having ground out completely, but sold the place before he got that done,, now its a rental and they are probably back up to 12- 14 feet tall, can't see to back out of my driveway,  and that's a real problem,, I asked the lady that is renting the house now if I could cut the one that's blocking the view , she said she would have to ask the owner,, nothing has happened,, so Out comes the chain saw as soon as it quits raining long enough to get-er-done,

 havn't decided if I want to leave the pieces laying in her driveway or not yet,, probably will just haul them off and be done with it,,,,



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I "think" it's "legal" to cut off whatever overhangs your property. If the owner doesn't respond, maybe the best bet, and least likely to escalate the problem would be to trim off what overhangs your property and dispose of it. I'd be surprised if any renter would want anything to do with it for fear of the owner claiming "destruction" to the property.

We used to have some privacy shrubs about 25'-50' off the road, that the county came through and cut to the ground and left the mess laying until Bobbi called several times and bitched about what they did. They claimed they had the right because they were within the 66' right of way, although they left many other trees and shrubs on the neighbors that hang within 2', yes TWO FEET of the road. They called ours "weeds" while the others were "ornamentals". Well SORRR RYYYY for not being rich enough to plant expensive plants! Tell me again how the rich and poor are treated equally.................

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