Ahhh let me share my day with you....hubby is sick of me laughing at him so I have to share with some gals who will understand: OK...so you might know...my area got hit with a really bad storm and one of my ginormous 60-80ft trees decided to rip out of the ground and kind of lean over with its roots partly sticking out. Yea...I was a little freaked. Anyhow...hubby (oh men...why do they do this) decides that him and his friends can cut down this tree...no problem...it's leaning away from the house. So the friends , two rednecks (not being offensive, but this is what they call themselves) with pickup trucks and chainsaws pull up at around 1 PM. They stand around the tree for about an hour, pointing in various directions and generally hudding around (occasionally spitting wads of chew tobacco on my lawn LOL). At around 2 PM they fire up the chainsaws. I promptly run into the house and secure all belongings on my front yard (oh...I'm looking ghetto fabulous now) and have my dog secured in the front yard with me on a leash so that we can run if the tree falls on the house. I hear the chainsaws fire up and see the neighbors pull out their lawnchairs to watch the show...they actually brought a cooler of beer out too! And lo and behold...more men start flockig to my house (it is like the sound of chainsaws is a beacon call) and pointing and offering opinions. So the chainsaws keep going and I see no tree falling (it's good because it's not on my house...but bad because I'm curious as to why it hasn't fallen). Well apparently, instead of falling over it just slid off the trunk and is now leaning against another tree. So what do the men do? Point and confer for another 30 minutes. Then they decide that they will drive on my manicured lawn and tie a chain around the tree and it will just slide down.... The tree does not slide...instead it teeters as if it will fall down on the neighbors house (who are now screaming at my husband) and then rests against another tree. What does the wife (me) do? Promptly calls a 24 hour tree service. They show up 2 hours later and have the tree cut down in 15 minutes. Therefore...the lesson to all women? Do NOT let men get together with chainsaws! It is a recipe for disaster!!! I now have a 80 ft. tree in my backyard which needs to be chopped up, one broken board in my fence, tire tracks on my front lawn, and a husband who is walking around shamefully embarrased! Hmmm..wonder if I could get a purse out of him? HEEHEE My little suburban subdivision has never seen this much excitement before!!!