Tuesday, April 1, 2008

How about a couple barn pictures? It is about all I am able to come up with right now.
The first one is a barn in Tennessee. It is huge but it is on this real curvy road and this is the only view I could get. But it was a really loooonnnnnngggg barn. Probably at least 2 1/2 times as long as it is wide, if not longer.

And the one below is a barn from Parke County, probably 15 minutes away from me. I have never been in it....but we do know the brothers who own it. We were told that their mother was a mail order bride but I do not know if it is true or not.

The past week or so I have been sort of distracted by various things. Some of it not too great, other not really bad, just frustrating. Such as we have two maple trees on the south side of this house. One is older and really needs to be taken down and even the other one is continually having a limb break out of it. Here a month or two ago, a limb about 5 or 6 inches through broke out during a storm and just missed our daughter's car, and only missed our house by less than 10 feet.

So we have been trying to find someone to take them both out. And both my husband and I would rather have someone that was recommended to us. So, we got the name of a couple different people, and I started calling. No luck. I left messages....no luck. I thought maybe since some students are on spring break that maybe they had taken off with their kids.

So, I started again this week...and I had seen an ad in our local paper and called it. He wanted more than what I had expected for either tree. The old tree we really preferred it to be taken totally down, but the other I would have been fine with topping it. Anyway, to totally take out the huge old tree that is really beginning to scare me, he wanted $1200, or to top it $800. And to top the other tree he wanted $650. So I told him I was checking with a couple other places.

Well, the one never did call me, but the other one I managed to get in touch with and he stopped by tonight and talked to us. He will take down both trees for less than the other guy wanted to take down just the one old tree. And I felt confident in his abilities and that he would do it when he said he would. So that is one huge thing off my mind...maybe in the next day or two I will have something that is new to both me and you to show.