Me and the kids have had a much better time of it the last two days. I wasn't much help on Thursday due to the fact I was sore as heck from climbing up in that tree, and then having to dig the mower out. My legs were sore as could be.
Today we made great headway. I finally got the chainsaw to work. The tensioner on that thing is very, very touchy. Never seen one work like that. I've worked with chainsaws before; but this one is a trip.
Note to self: DO NOT BUY A CRAFTSMAN! (I'm looking at a Stihl)
But we nailed it pretty good tonight. The kids did an excellent job. I think I scared them straight after that fiasco the other night. They have been very apologetic. My 9 yr old came up and gave me a hug and said he was very sorry for his behavior (I appreciated it).
But after using that saw for the last three hours I can barely raise my arms. I cut a nice pile of fire wood for next winter though.
Now I have to get ready to go into work.
The car situation isn't that bad. I punctured the bottom hose going into the radiator. It'll cost me about $10 for the hose.
The bad news: I wasn't able to save the dogwood tree (wife doesn't know about THAT yet. I'm gonna play dumb - I'm a natural- and blame it on the deer!)
Gonna hit it again tommorrow!