(with apologies to Bob Dylan)
Friday night, we had this:
This morning, we have this:
In preparation for the pending arrival of the tree removal folks, my wife and I disassembled a portion of the backyard fence and gate. We put a large pile of brush and branches (windfall from the last two major windstorms), and dragged it - in two loads - from the backyard, down the hill, and into the front yard. The tree folk will feed it to their chipper for free, since we're having nine large trees removed.
I'm not crazy about the gaping hole in the fence, but they need access to get their chipper up there. (I say "up" because the backyard is five feet above the driveway, which is nearly six feet above the front yard where the larger brush pile is.)
I'm grateful to say that while my stamina is not yet where it was, pre-heart attack, we got it all done. Praise God!
This morning, Older Daughter and I got under my SUV to find out why the splash shield was dangling only five inches off the ground on the driver's side. Turns out that five of the nine bolts securing said shield have fallen out.
We moved one bolt from right to left, and secured another corner with a zip tie. Meanwhile, Amazon will be sending a handy set of replacement bolts and fasteners in a couple of days.
And that's enough for now. Stay safe out there, and God bless you!