01 June 2009
Back in the saddle
Ok, enough goofing off, back to work. Good weekend. Still sick, but getting better. Was able to get some yard work done and cut down some limbs in the street. The city is pretty A/R about certain codes and one of them is having tree limbs hanging down over the streets/sidewalks (must not be lower than 13' over the roadway). Occasionally, the city sends out an inspector who leaves us with lovely little note to cut the branches back in 14 days OR ELSE. I find it amusing/annoying, seeing how there are at least a dozen other houses in my hood that have tree branches I can touch when walking dog. I've got three huge trees (2 Arizona Ash, 1 Live Oak) and I've had them cut back before, but they keep coming back every year with more limbs. After Hurricane Ike last year, a lot of tree limbs were knocked down or hanging lower. I cut most of the major offenders back but there is still a lot of branches to be trimmed up. I may have to resort to hiring another crew again to clean up my trees. I don't mind tree work, but its the clean up that take longest part. Besides, momma is not very happy with me climbing up in those trees like a money with a chain saw. Keeps saying something about insurance money and selling my Mustang.
Talked with son last night. He is doing great. Loves the job. Loves the place. Redmond is very bike-centric and he is able to bike to work from his apartment just 3 blocks away. MS has a program to take its interns out on various "social activities" so they will bond as a team. Yesterday, they did the Theo chocolate factory (organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar) in Fremond, WA. Gee, life's rough....