On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your tree down!

After almost five straight days of sustained winds in the upper twenty's and wind gusts of up to fifty miles per hour, we came home from work on Wednesday to find this:

It used to look like this:

The previous owner planted this tree when one of his daughters was born at least 40 yrs old.  It was about 35-40 ft tall, and leaned like the leaning Tower of Pisa.  I can't say that we were sad, because at one point we had thought about cutting it down to open up the yard a bit more.  Mother nature took care of it for us!

We took advantage of the nice weather this morning, and in less than an hour we managed to cut it up into manageable pieces.

It looks like there is going to be a nice brush fire in my future.