So what did I do today , hmmm woke up made coffee and a pop tart now I am off to choke down some tax work , damn close to finishing my #### and getting it to the acct..
Well that estimate sucked. No big loss though. Got on the phone and lined up a nice job for tomorrow anyway. Poor old lady that was real freaked out by the storm, and real untrusting of contractors. I dropped the name of another lady in town we work for while I was doing the estimate. I guess she called to check on me and got rave reviews. Lol, "I'm such a nice young man!" Lmfao! Good news is she isn't gonna be home tomorrow, so that's always nice. Gonna try and get back to climbing after the knee thing finally... maybe bust out the geezer walker!
I might have missed the fence if I had left the lateral limb on, but it would have been close even with a perfect drop (which I did pull off). Problem was, I didn't know for sure the wood would be good at the cut. That's why I cut the notch so high, to find good wood, and I did. Also why I used two 3 ton winches for the pull.
Today we went back for two small Pine removals and trimming two Oaks to finish that customer up. Another $1k and the customer tipped all my men $50 each and brought out a cooler of beer when we were cleaning up. His neighbor hired us to trim two Oaks and another Cherry. We got two of those done today too and made it home just in time for the SuperBowl.
All in all today was a great day, and the clients were thrilled with our work. Tomorrow we go back to trim the neighbor's Cherry and we are out of there. I think I'll go with my wife and Lee tomorrow for half a day and no crew costs.
TREE WARS! ~ you are already in it.
Aerialist, I am gonna say this and shut up. I have no problem with you posting your stuff elsewhere on this forum but you are in a Vietnam Vet Marine's forum and you should show enough class to move on.
BTW, Next time do not notch the limb at all. Slow cut it and peel it slowly with the pull to give it plenty of hang time to clear obstacles. Proper rigging technique, balancing and hinging will come later, once you have learned basic hackery.
Last edited by tree md; 02-05-2012 at 07:13 PM.
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