Sunday’s challenge of the day (well actually one of many) was to eliminate some of the tree overgrowth in the backyard. One task was to take care of a birch tree that had grown over the back patio of the house. There were also a few tree limbs over the back yard immediately behind the lodge that needed to be trimmed back. Using the chainsaw is serious to me and I really try my best to be very safety conscious. I leave all the large tree cutting to the professionals and try to only cut up trees that have already fallen to the ground. Today, however, I was faced with a relatively simple task and decided that I could do this myself. It is interesting to note that I was on call last night (very sore from running the chainsaw the evening before) and had to look at a foot x-ray of an 85 year-old man. The history on the study read: 85 y/o male using a chainsaw to cut down a tree and branch fell on foot. Foot Pain.
In my mind, this x-ray does nothing more than justify my use of the chainsaw at the meager age of 50 and now I know that I have at least another 35 years to go before I need to consider hanging it up (the chainsaw that is). Looking forward to a few more chainsaw challenges in the years to come!