It was a beautiful weekend, weather wise. Low humidity and gentle breezes brought to mind sips of lemonade while lazing in a hammock under a shady tree. There would be no time for such a thing this weekend. We had the shady tree, but it was horizontal rather than vertical. It was the tree that was downed by the storm on Friday and it fell on the fence. Steve said it was best to deal with removing the tree right away, so our weekend plans for putting the master bathroom back together would have to be postponed. At least the weather was comfortable for working outdoors. On the first day, Steve cut branches and I loaded them in the pickup and hauled them to the burning pile. On the second day, Neighbor W. helped Steve. They got a lot more done than when I was helping. I fully recognize that manpower is different than womanpower. After two days of work, the large limbs, trunk and remaining half of the tree that didn't fall are still there. It's a lot of tree. We'll have to revisit this job as time allows. In the meantime, we have quite the bonfire waiting!
In everything, we try and keep our focus as we, our country, and our world struggle with the effects of sin, past, present, and future.