My Stump

Trees are Easy, Stumps are Not

Alright so I know that I said I like to do pretty much everything on my own when it comes to home improvements and things of that nature. And I know I also said my roofing disaster was the only time I got outside help.

I lied.

So after writing that post it got me thinking about another time I needed a little bit of assistance and there was no way I would have ever done it by myself. Well the second part of the job anyway.

So we always had this enormous tree in our backyard and one year my wife finally convinced me to chop it down. I kind of liked the tree, and pretty much any kind of nature for that matter and did not want to cut it down. But she’s my wife and we all know where this story is heading.

(My wife would kill me if she saw me put this)

We of course decided together that we were going to take it down (I took a little bit of convincing; I didn’t back down immediately). Hey, can you ever have too much firewood in the winter? So me and my brother made a day out of it and had some fun with our chainsaws for a few hours. Then it started to seem like the tree was never ending and we would never have it finished. But after hacking away and a twelve pack of miller lite later, we had finished.

So the years went by with warm fires and everything was great. Until one day my wife comes up to me and asks if I think it would be a good idea to get rid of the stump that was left from the giant tree. By this point I have learned that when my wife asks me if something is a good idea, it means we are doing it.

demotivational poster WOMEN

I’m really risking my life with this post but couldn’t resist.

Now I have done my fair share of yard work and various cutting of bushes throughout my life, but I had no idea where to even begin when it comes to stumps. My first thought was to just start digging around it and eventually pull it out with my truck. After doing some research I came to the conclusion that this probably wasn’t the best route to take and that I was probably going to need a little help on this one. Found this company in Fort Wayne and decided to take the call to action and have a professional come out take care of it for me. Hey, I’m retired and deserve a little break here and there right?

So long story short, there is absolutely no way I could have ever managed to pull of that job by myself in the prime of my life let alone at my ripe old retired age. I’m glad I’ve kind of learned to let a lot of things go as I’ve gotten older. I definitely used to be quite the stubborn man, especially when it came to doing work like this. I don’t know if it’s maturity or being married, but I’m happy with it.

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