before & after

24 May

sometimes being a homeowner means spending money on things that make you angry. like a new breaker box. or re-wiring the ac. but this one takes the cake.

one of the reasons we chose our house was because we loved the trees and the shade they provided. but we were a little worried about a few of them and had them checked out. they were labeled “threats to the house.” i figured we’d just live with them.

but after a while we realized we didn’t want to live with them. besides from the obvious danger of them falling on our house these two giants shed the most pinecones/gum balls in the history or pinecones/gum balls. that and if we ever hoped to plant any type of flower in our front yard these bad boys had to go.

alex surprised me while i was in chicago last week with the removal. the giant tree service sign in our front yard was my first clue. and i’m pleased. could a think of a better way to spend that money? most certainly. like a new summer wardrobe and week of spa treatments in barbados. but c’est la vie i’m happy they’re gone.

i only have before shots of the double pine tree but i promise the gum ball machine was a doozy, too. but the removal only reminds me how badly we need to spend a weekend full of yardwork.



and the full house view:

the second tree was directly to the right of my car


2 Responses to “before & after”

  1. Rosemary May 26, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    The yard looks so much bigger and better. It has way more light now. I can’t wait to see what you do with the landscaping! Of course I know that depends on no more unexpected expenses, ie broken computers!

  2. alex May 28, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    what a great husband for doing it while you were out of town!

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