Our first point was the cleanup of the vegetation outside of the bar windows (see October's blog post). After that we got the bug to do more, we just needed the right time.
We had a "scorching" weekend (for the end of November that is). With temperatures in the high 50's it was hard to pass up the temptation of tackling some of the overgrowth around our yard. We have a dead tree near the master bedroom whose branch fell, and was leaning on the cable and phone line (which we are having problems with). It had already lost one branch last week, and we feared that the big branch was going to fall as well.
Next to the tree we have a ton of Forsythias. The overgrowth was so bad that the ATT technician commented that he was glad that the problem was the router and not the phone line.