Monday, July 16, 2012

Tiiiiiimberrr! (Our weekend)

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This past weekend was pretty unproductive for me, considering my hurt foot and all. Are ya'll tired of me talking about my hurt foot? Because I sure am! I wish it would just heal. I have two vacations coming up and one involves a lot of walking and one involves getting in water. So it really needs to just hurry up and heal! Ok enough of me being a complainer.

My hubby was able to get a lot accomplished this weekend tho. This needs a little back story to it. When we bought our house eight years ago, it had three almost dead trees on the property. They were really a threat to our house in case they were to fall. So my husband hired someone to cut down two of them. But, the third one was really really close to our house. And no one wanted to touch it. The prices they were quoting were kind of extreme for it too.  I'm sure it's because they didn't want the job.

Me being the naive person I am thought maybe the tree in the back wasn't so bad. I mean it didn't look completely dead. Every year a little green would flourish on it so I thought it was ok. Boy was I wrong. It fell a few days back in a storm with really strong winds.

You have no idea how thankful I am that it didn't hit our house badly and that no one got hurt! It did do a little damage to a bit of the roof. But, nothing like it could have been! We were at some of our family's house when it happened. It literally made me shake when I seen it in the back yard. The pictures don't really show it but this tree was huge.

I also felt so stupid that we didn't get it taken down before this happened. It could have been so much worse.   

This past Saturday my hubby and a friend took an ax and a chainsaw to it. They did a lot of work and I was so happy to see the tree gone. There is still more work to be done, but we will get to that.

Oh and please ignore my backyard. I know it looks pretty horrible and unpretty. That's just one of my future projects I will be doing! ;-) One sad part of the tree falling was it pretty much destroyed my kids' water table toy. I'm just so glad only a toy got hurt and not any people! My husband kindly saved me a stump so I could use it for some kind of future project. Hmmm just trying to think about what to use it for...

With the tree gone, we have this huge hole in our concrete from where it was. I'm not sure what I should do here. I want to make a nice patio seating area here. So I might possibly have this in the center with something cool in it. We were trying to figure out if we should plant something there or maybe build us a little fire pit there. If any of ya'll have ideas on what to put there I would love to hear them!

Other than that our weekend was pretty boring because I can't get around that well. Here I go again with my foot! I'm just sad because I really wanted to do some painting in the house this weekend. One thing I did get to do was make a trip to the craft store for a few supplies of a project I'm doing soon. Hopefully I will have it done and write a post for it by tomorrow or Wednesday! So make sure and check back then to see it :-)

So that was our weekend. How did yours go? 


  1. It looks perfect for a firepit! So glad no one was hurt and there was minimal damage :)

  2. Holy cow Allie - how lucky none of you were home. I've got the goosebumps for you! But glad the tree is gone now! Cant wait to see what you decide to do with the hole. I'm glad you are all safe, choppy looks very cute and I hope your foots heals asap
    xxx nat

  3. My Stars!! yes, ma'am, very lucky neither your family, nor your home was demolished. A little sad to see such a big beautiful tree go down, but I'm in agreement with having one of those super cool fire pits - can't wait to see what you cook up in that spot - Lemon down, so Lemonade coming right up :)

  4. Wow you have made heaps of progress outside, lots of hard work happening at your place! Im a bit the same working on our garage extension did a bit of painting inside and outside will be sure to put some photos up soon :)

    1. That's so awesome Michelle! Glad to hear you are getting a lot done :-)