This tree job that I did today had to have gone the worst out of any job I have ever done before.
Met the customer, got the job... 5 minutes later I crash and total my car down the road from his house.
Supposed to do the job... the guy who helps me had a heart attack.
Guy e-mails me saying he wants 4 guys working today... alright... hourly deal... no problems. Guy calls last night at 10:00 wanting me to only bring 2 guys and me.
Do the job... mostly chipping... but removing a bunch of widowmakers and a dead ash out in a field.
4x4 pickup truck pulling chipper gets stuck in the woods.
Pantin starts falling apart during an SRT ascent.
Saddle loosens up making things really uncomfortable
Go to remove an 8 - 10" diameter locust branch up over some shrubs. Takes 7 shots WITH the BS to get a line set for SRT. ALMOST had a good shot for a closed system... but couldn't get it.
Same branch, get up there, set my block, go to cut the limb out... see a high strength cable with the pre-wrap supporting it, however only 3 strands are still in tact. Figure... oh well... the cables will break once the load hits... NOT. Didn't bring my bolt cutters, because as far as I knew... there were no cables. Had to borrow the homeowner's hacksaw.
GREEN groundie takes my climbing line and wraps it around the portawrap about 10 times.
My guy with the chipper injures his knee while moving logs out of the woods. PISSED at me.
Cut down the dead ash in the field... chain gets de-railed on my 044.
I will try to think if anything else came up from this job.
Have any of you guys just had jobs where you felt you were cursed? What have you done? I was thinking about throwing in the towel today MANY times...