Posted: 05/03/2015 at 14:19
Dove, that reminds me of the story of my mother-in-law's funeral, when I hopped out the back door and sprained my ankle. Purple-blue-black bruises to prove it, a pair of crutches and the family-in-laws joking that she pushed me
Well...I've had a weird day really. Started off building one of two raised beds for hostas with OH doing the cutting and then showing me how to screw it all together.
At the same time that finished, I had to wait out the front for the delivery man and his lorry to show him where to go and a tree surgeon turned up in his van and started talking to me about various prunings.
Now...I had this happen once before, when a young man charged me too much to chop my Cherry tree down and left half the job unfinished, so I was on my guard, but this guy had the tools of the trade so I got him to prune my large Laurel (on my list) down to a size that will be much more manageable for me in future years. It only got so large with time and my lack of ability to saw thick bits off.
I have to say, he did a great job, but then he was after more work which I was shy about even though I do need it done but then we have a car to get rid of to replace with a new one and he was asking after it so OH did a deal for more work as the price of the car. He's coming back later to take the vehicle and tomorrow some registered people are coming with their truck to remove all the rubbish (wood, concrete, pallets) for less than half the price of a skip
So that's lots of jobs tackled, the car gone to a better home and the rubbish removed woot.
I'm too pooped to make more of the glorious day now but suffice to say, the garden job cost £65 and the truck costs £120, saving at least £130 on our estimates.
Dinner now...I'm starving!