"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Head Games

SM and I took Monday off to try and finish up the tree.  The never ending tree.  We decided to trim it up ourselves, salvage the best limbs for staking and trellising (for the garden) and then burn the rest.

About mid-day (halfway through the big clean-up) SM said  "I'm thinking that paying someone $400 to clean up this mess is starting to look pretty good.

When you're tired and beat, sometimes you just have to play a few head games with yourself.

"Ha!  $400 can buy you 8 rounds of golf this summer."  I say.

"$400 dollars can buy you a nice vacation at the beach."  SM retorts

"$400 dollars can help buy groceries!"  Me

"$400 dollars can buy dirt and lumber for the raised garden beds."  SM

"$400 dollars can help buy more fruit trees for the back."  Me

"More trees?"  SM

"The best kind of trees, baby.  Apples and pears!"  Me

Man...am I beat.  We're maybe halfway through.  Hopefully next weekend will give us decent weather and we can put this behind us.

I need to go back to work so I can relax and take it easy.  (grin)


  1. I am taking it that you can not burn in your neighborhood. Could you rent a chipper and get rid of them that way. Then use the chips in your compost. I just hate to think of $400 to get rid of them.

  2. I use the same kind of "logic" that you guys do. What can I buy instead of paying someone to do xyz. But there are always those moments when you just want to say, "I don't care how much it costs, just get it done!".
    Hopefully we'll avoid those moments as much as possible.
    Good luck with your tree-trimming adventure.

  3. Looks like you and hubby are doing a pretty good job of it. Just hang in there you'll get done with it,maybe next week.Blessings jane

  4. You've done a great job! Those straight limbs are going to come in handy in the garden and I'd spend the savings on the garden beds and fruit trees!

  5. That was a good idea! Before you know it...the job will be done!

    Maybe you could spend some of the money saved on a good massage :)

  6. LOL! We play the same games :) Usually my husband wants to hire someone and I just want him to do it himself! (With my help, of course) :)