Saturday, May 08, 2010

Never Trust A Man With A Chainsaw...

Hubby headed into the backyard with the chainsaw last weekend. There were a few big wattle trees that had become somewhat overgrown and needed some trimming and thinning out.

"Don't worry," he told me. "You'll hardly be able to tell the difference and you still won't be able to see the back fence. I'll just thin them out a bit to make room for the new apple tree and see if we can get some sun on the passionfruit."


My reply was something along the lines of a grunt and a nod and away he went.

Upon completing the job he wandered in with a slightly concerned look on his handsome face. It seems the trees covered quite a bit more of the back fence than he had thought and, "ummm.... well, it looks a bit different now."



Yeah, you can totally see the back fence, the back neighbour's water tanks, sheds and privacy screen (which he really put up for our benefit so we didn't have to look at his collection of junk outside his shed - he's a very nice man).



The positives in this? Hubby is pretty terrific to have done all that work so he could plant MY apple tree. The passionfruit actually get some sunshine now instead of being in the shade 24/7. Yes, we do see the back fence but it has really opened up the yard and it's not that bad. Hubby's concern that I would hate what he'd done. Gotta love him just for that one alone.

11 comments:

Iris Flavia said...

Sweet story! Guess it makes you love the apple tree even more, huh? :-)

belongum said...

What a fella... seems your hubby thinks a little like me sometimes. I like that! ;-)

The XO won't let me loose with a chain-saw... instead I was relegated to brick paving duty today. My back says it would have preferred the chainsaw!

Arghhh...

Hope you get spoiled some tomorrow Mandi - have a happy Mum's Dad mate. I'm off to prepare the boys surpise now... lol

Cheers

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww a great guy indeed! It's nice that he cares if you care! :D

Samantha Marshall said...

It looks good!!!

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Red Dirt Mummy said...

Yep, and it makes me love Hubby more too Iris!

I don't have much choice about 'being let loose with a chainsaw', Ron. He just goes his merry way with it and I end up with lots of firewood - all good!

Thanks Sam!

Chicken Willow said...

It doesn't look bad at all...lucky for your hubby!

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