Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Tree I Didn't Know I Had

I somehow thought I had mentioned here about my tree situation but apparently I haven't and... it's a precursor to the post I originally intended to write this morning.

In the process of tearing down the old fence, Chloe's dad found a huge palm tree leaning on the fence! How does one not know they have a HUGE tree??? Well, being short and looking up at tall shrubbery helps!

But take a few steps back and there are clearly palm leaves coming out of the top!

I would stand there and enjoy my tall yellow bird of paradise and the really tall shrub and simply never noticed those palm leaves!

But, go around the shrub and it's evident that the tree needed to come down.

Yet another unexpected expense... have I mentioned my a/c has been out and Mabel and I have been "camping" in the living room on hot nights with borrowed fans from our hiking buddy and our French doors wide open??? August has been a trying month!

I got a few references and was appalled at the cost for what all contractors deemed "an hour of work." Wish I could get paid that well! I tried a few tree farms that often remove grown trees for free. But it turns out that this is just a common Mexican palm that will grow in the crack of a sidewalk. So I had to buck up and pay for the removal of the tree... which cause quite a disturbance in the force household.

But... you'll have to wait til tomorrow to see those pics! 


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Those little surprise expenses never seem to end and always pop up when they are least desired. Mom says she doesn't know if she could live here without a/c, especially after this summer.

You are so right about the cost of removal - amazing what some jobs cost.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

harrispen said...

Removing trees always seems to cost more than you think it should.


Maggie Mae and Max said...

Not having a/c AND havin' to pay fur a tree to be removed is no fun. :(

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Mr. Pip said...

Yikes, I bet it was expense. We have a tree that has to come down and were SHOCKED by how much it would cost us ...needless to say, we haven't done it yet.

Priscilla said...

Hope you finally manage to find someone cheaper to help get rid of the plant!

It seems everything is so expensive nowadays but my monthly income still remains the same!