Happy Halloween, Everybody!!!
Now back to our stay in Illinois.
It was Sunday, September 30th and Tiffany mentioned that the semi-dwarf sour cherry tree we had planted was no longer a semi-dwarf, but now had aspirations to becoming a giant.
The problem is that it was beginning to interfere with the telephone, Internet and electric lines.
The pest control people said it was too close to the house and giving access to carpenter ants.
"Don't worry," said Art. "We can take care of it."
It's amazing how the branches don't look so big until they are on the ground.
It requires a lot of work to cut the branches to 5 foot lengths and to bundle them for pick-up.
But then Tif and I figured since we were doing it, we'd better really cut it back while we were up there.
KC insisted on helping. We let her tug on the rope to make sure the branches fell away from the house.
Tiffany then helped her pull so I could document the experience.
Hopefully this will do the job for at least a couple of years before the tree decides to reach for the skies again. The cherry blossoms are beautiful in spring!
And then there were the gutters to clean.
Tiffany did have a punch list of things she wanted done. Two things were checked off.
In the evening, I gave my son-in-law a back massage while KC took care of his feet. I'm glad I could do something for one of my two top tech support people.
Ed made us one of his favorite Korean dishes, bi bim bop.
I really think Korean dishes are very flavorful. You may not be able to make it into a helium balloon, but I'll bet it was tastier.
This hearty dinner would fortify us for the day ahead!