Driving up to the house
Changes to our driveway in the last two months
Katrina was kind enough to throw a lot of our trees into the driveway without actually hitting our home. Here’s how things changed as clean up progressed.
So the first job was to clear a path through the trees. A neighbour helped me here with te chainsawing – I did the lifting and moving of the chopped-up bits. I’d never used a chainsaw for anything like this at this point, so I figured it was safer to let an expert handle it, although he worried me a bit when I saw he was wearing open-toed sandals …
As you can see the pile of wood is now gone from the driveway. I was very lucky again with this wood. I spent a whole day last week – Thursday I think – lifting and moving the cluttings of one heeeeeuuuuge pine tree that had fallen onto a mobile home we have for rent. Once I had almost finished moving the pieces to the side of the road, a county-employed cleanup crew arrived and started loading the wood onto trailers to take away to the burning area a few miles away.
I cheekily asked if they could help me out by picking up the wood that was next to my driveway – they are really only supposed to take the stuff that has already been moved to the side of the road – and they agreed. Nice one. They shifted it all in under an hour, but it would have taken me most of a day to move it out to the road myself. Thanks guys!