Saturday, October 25, 2008

falling firewood




We are always on the lookout for downed trees for firewood, preferably not too far from home, well we didn't have to look far for this one, a little too close. You know what they say, be careful what you wish for…

After the wicked wind storm early Friday morning we woke up to this hanging over our heads - literally. Luckily when this tree broke, it got caught in some other trees, otherwise it would definitely hit the house or deck or woodshed.

After studying it for a while and going over all the possible awful ways this could go if we tried to do this ourselves, and remembering our past experience with Murphy's law (if anything can go wrong, it will) Buddy decided to call in some help.

The tree guy came out late yesterday afternoon and secured the tree so it would not fall any farther, he will be back today to finish the job.

9 comments:

Byron Chesney said...

Yikes! That does look like a close one! Hmmm, well, the Lord provides in mysterious ways! ;)

June said...

I think you've made a wise decision :-)

janeywan said...

That was a close one. Glad hubby called in someone to help.

ET said...

Wow! You are right. Be careful what you wish for.

And you right about Murphy's Law too. If I attempted to remove that tree I would be a one-arm one-leg man with a pile of firewood that used to be a house.
Hopefully insurance will cover it - that seems to be the clause in "Acts of God" clauses - if it touches the house then it is covered (get it? cover?)

Pam said...

Oh my goodness!!! Thankfully it didn't hit the house! When all is done and said it will be nice to not have to haul it too far...maybe the next downed tree you wish for could have some guidelines attached to it..."away from buildings, away from people, away from power lines".

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Jellyhead said...

That did come a little close for comfort!!

Very sensible husband you have there (some would have insisted on trying to deal with it themselves and ended up in all kinds of strife I'm sure!)

Gypsy Quilter said...

You know, I've never seen a tree split quite like that. Must have been some storm. Glad it missed my mountain. Hope they brought in a crane big enough to lift it out.

Keith said...

I remember hearing a similar story once about moving a tree near powerlines that cause a small forest fire. Lesson Learned!

Mimi said...

OMG, I didn't see this post first. Looks like you were pretty lucky.

Mimi