Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Standing tall...

Help to the rescue yesterday from someone we've known since he was a wee boy...thank goodness he still has big toys. Dick gets the chain hooked up to the rope around the tree clump...

...then Ray Allen lifts it up, so effortlessly.....
Dick removes the chain, so it is all unhooked now and in place, in what, five minutes of effort? Any job is made easier with the right equipment!
Wow...Ray Ray looks like his dad more and more...what a fine young man he is! He definitely comes from good stock...thanks bunches!
Thanks also to neighbor Al for holding the rope...nice looking tree, right? We'll certainly enjoy the shade it will provide after we let it settle and then remove the confining ropes. It is all nicely watered in and staked up to keep it standing tall.

On a current note, the inauguration is now complete, and we begin a new chapter in our country's history. May God bless President Obama, and may he stand tall on his campaign promises.
Life is good...we have our freedom, thanks to all the vets, past and present!!!

9 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Wow, that looked pretty simple to do, but I'll bet it really isn't all that simple.

Yes, thank all our vets past and present.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh the blog looks good! and the palm tree in the ground too!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Loving Annie said...
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Loving Annie said...

Glad the tree was safely put in. It's harder than it looks !

Joy said...

It's all in having the right toys for the job! Or knowing someone who has them. Glad to know the tree is standing tall and proud now. I join in saluting our veterans and those who are presently serving in the military, and in praying for our country and its leaders.

chunkygal said...

you are going to be soooo tired of cruises soon! and balmy weather

amyjason said...

Was Ray Allen the one that rode me in the unicycle in the parade or was that Wayne? How old are the M kids now?

Brian said...

Trees look great! You'd think you didn't like your neighbors, but shade is good! Ray does look like Uncle Ray. I miss the M'ski family......

Lois Grebowski said...

Did Dick get to drive the gradall?

Hubby said a real man would use track hoe...LOL!

The tree looks great!!!!