Saturday, December 13, 2014


We had to get the old pecan tree removed  from the backyard. It was only a matter of time before part of it fell on the house.

 The Doctor looking sad about it. Not really. It's the only photo I have that the tree is in. On the left side you can see where half the tree fell down a couple of years ago. It was a beautiful spring day, with no wind and boom! Thanks goodness it missed the office next door and it was late enough in the day that nobody was parked in front.

 When we were on vacation in September, this happened. There was minor damage to a couple of the roof shingles. Did we dodge a bullet?

 Here's were the part that broke off was. The vines climbing up the tree kept the branch from falling all the way.

 You can see the snapped off part in the middle of the tree. It was nice to not come home to a 2 bedroom house! We were concerned about the part on the right falling onto the house. Third time may have been it.

 This would not have been a good thing to have poking through the roof.

So, the tree had to go. I'm not sure how old it was, but the house was built in the 1920's and it many have been there "forever".  The tree removers said that part of it was rotten and only a matter of time before the really big part fell down.

 On the bright side, the yard will be a lot sunnier now. We enjoyed having such a beautiful tree in the yard. Pecans did happen, but nothing last for ever.

Speaking of "trees", all 3 Christmas trees have been put up and I'm in a better mood. Yeah.


  1. Yikes! It does appear you and The Doctor dodged a disaster!

    A drought, a hailstorm, and old age killed my piney forest and so I, too, called in the tree clearing crew. I mourned their loss until a young workman remarked that "the place looks a lot newer now..y'know, when you drive by and see a house covered with shrubs and cats looking out the windows, crazy cat lady lives here!" Fortunately, only one of my cats was on view at the time.

    I do like that tiled table! Was that a craft project?

    1. yes, the table was a craft project. Too bad I used the wrong product and half the tile came off! I'll be re doing it the right way next time. And it got rained on and the plywood warped

  2. That was a close call. Poor tree, it was a beaut! x

  3. Poor tree! But you have to do what you have to do! Lynn