Sunday, March 8, 2009
Yesterday was tree choppin' day........We cut down our crab apple tree. It started with the snow storm breaking a big piece off the tree. I began breaking the piece into smaller pieces and then we decided it would be a good time to cut down our dead crab apple tree. Dad had a sawzall (electric saw) and used a ladder to get to the tree limbs and started hacking down pieces that the rest of us cut into smaller pieces and dumped in the ditch in our backyard. It took a long time to do. I got kinda scared that Dad would fall off his extended ladder---but, luckily, he didn't. Mom said she thought he felt very manly at the top of a tree cutting the limbs.
We stopped after a while and Dad said to Mom, "We gotta get these hardworking kids some sandwiches." So Dad, Mom, and Me (Jaime) headed for Mcdonalds. We ordered some food then Dad found out that he didn't have his wallet!!! I ran outside to Mom ( she hadn't come in) and asked if she had her credit card. "No," she answered. "WHAT!" I exclaimed. I told Dad, so we started back home. On arriving home, I ran inside, grabbed his wallet, ran back out, and we were off again. At Mcdonalds, we ordered and waited for what seemed like hours! Finally we got our food and headed home again. I enjoyed every bite of my Mcchicken sandwich (I LOVE Mcchicken sandwiches). Altogether, I had 1 and 3/4 sandwiches plus fries. It was great!!!
Then we went outside to finish the job. All went well until we got to the bottom trunk. It was too thick for the sawzall. Dad and Mom both tried to cut it down but it wouldn't go down. Me and Will even tried using the hatchet on the tree. It just would not fall down!!!!! We kids were ready to ask around the neighborhood for a chainsaw when someone pulled up and asked, "Ya want some help?" He then went to the back of his pickup truck and pulled out a chainsaw! He said he had been cutting down someone else's tree when he saw us. He cut down the stump for us and it looks good too. Then he cut the large pieces into smaller pieces and we wheelbarrowed them to the ditch as well. We offered him money but he didn't take it. Dad said that if he ever had any problem with airconditioning (Dad works with heating and air) to give him a call. The guy left and we all headed inside to relax after our hard day's work.