My favourite Handiman :)
Today's post will be short. Apologies but I got a late start on my day. Normally I'm a very early riser. But too many nights of not sleeping caught up to me and Tim very thoughtfully just tippy toed around (although I was so totally conked out that there probably could have been a brass band in the room and I wouldn't have heard it). The point is, he let me sleep. He is such a nice man.
Anyway, because of that I am kind of running behind myself if you follow that.
So anyway. The photo above is Tim doing some of the yard work that occasionally needs doing. I'm good about keeping up with most of it. As long as I can reach it, I can deal with it. But the really high up stuff is problematic.
The long pointy thing that Tim is using to trim palm trees (I honestly don't know what it's called) is just too unwieldy for me to safely use. You just know that in my hands that thing is not a tool but a weapon. It would just be a matter of time before either a window gets broken or the tool gets broken or I get broken....... so I happily handed this chore off to Tim.
When I try to use it, I look awkward and uncomfortable and the overall image is perhaps, "cumbersome". Yeah I think that is the word. Or perhaps, "Dangerous" is a better choice. If I was going to pick two words, those would be the two.
But Tim makes it appear as if the thing is merely an extension of his hand, or maybe a pen or a wrench. It's impressive to watch really. He would walk around the trees, find whatever needs to be gotten rid of and *bing* before I had a chance for it to even register, it's done and he has moved on to the next thing. Wow!
He was done in less than a half hour leaving me to do the stuff I do well. Which would be scurrying around picking up what was chopped off and hauling it around to the side of the house for the lawn guys to take away. Teamwork baby!
The trees look better and I'm sure they feel better. Everything I've read says that it's healthier for the trees to be trimmed. So we did a good thing.
Two more photos for you: one is one of the chopped off things falling from the tree (still practicing tracking moving objects with my camera) and the resultant pile of chopped off stuff!
At any rate, it's a job well done and one more thing off the gotta do list! yay!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.