It would seem that the STBE (Soon-to-be-Ex) is taking me seriously finally!
The tree branch has been removed. After some consideration of my options I decided that enough was enough. I called STBE and said that unless he did something about the branch I was going to call the most expensive tree surgeon in the area and have it removed, then bill HIM!
Not only did he come over with a chain saw but he brought two other employees with him. In about 15 minutes the limb was cut up into decent firewood size and the debris was hauled away. Gawd! Why do I have to go through this crap.
Now some of you may be asking yourselves ” why didn’t she just ask him to cut the limb up?” Well, I did.
He pretended that the limb was news to him, that he had somehow not noticed it when he drove past my house 12 times. He is very busy, he said. He will “get around to it soon.” I know his “get around to it soon”. I asked him three years ago to fix the hole in the woodshed roof. I ended doing it last year. A shit job, yes, but at least it kept the worst of the snow and rain out.
When I posted images and wrote about this a few days ago I got some brilliant responses about how to handle the situation. Some of the more inspired ones are: “Maybe you could manage to pull it just a little ways… isn’t it only 20 feet or so to the middle of the road? I bet if you could get it that far the rest would take care of itself. “ and ” Hook a chain to it and drag it to one of those assholes driveway.” Also I got ” Go thru the kids old toys and find anything with wheels; rollerskates, skateboards, wagons etc. Get them under the bulk of the branch and push that puppy into the middle of the street. Giving just enough room for YOU to get in and out of your driveway. “ All inspirations to me!! But the one that sounded like the most fun was this one :”I say pour some gas on it, set it ablaze and roast some marshmallows.”
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