December 21, 2007

How much wood can a woodchuck wood?


That is the question on every one's lips these days. Crumb Snatcher #2 is a little over 4 feet tall just to give you a perspective. These piles now line all our neighborhood streets. Crumb Snatcher #1 asked when the Wood Chucker was coming to grind it all up.
Here are a few before/after shots.

I am so relieved how fabulously those beautiful crepe myrtles stood back up!

I don't think there is any improvement across the street. In fact, it looks worse over there.
View from the porch is now the huge pile #2 was standing in front of above.

~ And now the reason for my extreme case of Lectricity Guilt...
You see my valiant, loving and very protective Big Shooter wanted nothing more than to get us out of harm's way to a dry, warm shelter. So on day 3 he shipped us up an hour and a half north to a friend's lake cabin. While our sweet Daddy-O, neighbors and friends were facing sincere hardships, the Crumb Snatchers and myself enjoyed warm showers, home-cooked meals and heat. OH the guilt! We happily endured no phone service and an over flowing toilet b/c we had power to charge up cell phones and operate a wet vac...
#1 came down with a fever and so #2 got to enjoy the season's first snowflakes all by her itty bitty lonesome...she didn't enjoy it in the slightest...


Next day, #1 felt better and scraped every last ice crystal off the deck furniture to make a snowball to huck at the peaceful wildlife...aww, the wonders of testosterone.

3 comments:

Shawna said...

Just now did the restored-internet happy dance myself... Power out for 8.5 days (much bonding time with parents & in-laws) and thankful for no serious home damage. Sad tree pictures soon. Merry Christmas! -Shawna

Anonymous said...

"Preparedness is next to Godliness"
Tenessee Williams and Dad

Leslie said...

Oh guys - that is awful! What a mess!! We were one of the only neighborhoods in town to not lose power....trees are a different story but what can ya do. So sorry! Glad to have you back!!