March 2nd, 2009

Kevin and Lisa

A Sawing We Will Go

Despite an 80% chance of rain here today, there were stretches of beautiful clear weather. Thanks to some creative scheduling (and the agreement of my co-workers), I took a three-hour lunch break and Lisa and I went out and sawed more logs this afternoon. Our first stint of sawing was interrupted by a squall that came up suddenly. Lisa was fortunately able to get the electric saw disconnected and under cover when the quick deluge hit. It was strange rain. The sky above was very clear and it was pretty sunny. The rain itself must have blown over from one of the other sets of clouds moving through. I reckon there was a nice rainbow nearby for someone, although not us. The rain cleared out while we were eating lunch, so we broke out the equipment again and set to work as much as we could.

I'm happy to say that we have, as far as I can tell, reduced nearly every fallen log of burnable size to firewood-shaped pieces, although not all of those pieces have been moved to the woodshed. There's still one long redwood log that is doing duty holding down the loose tarp on the awning, but Lisa is not bothered by that.

We still have several large piles of branches left. Moving them with the small hand cart is a long and tiring slog, but the large trailer is unusable until we have a tow vehicle again, and that's not going to be for a while. Still, we'd like to think the worst of the storm-clearance project is now behind us.