It’s About Time, Mokihana

I don’t get it. I’m at home more, and have been writing less. It doesn’t make sense, does it? I’m doing different things…like being part of a team that delivers food boxes to farm workers and needy people. How that blesses me to be able to participate in this! And I’m running all the errands now so that Nolemana doesn’t have to go out. And in November I had to take him to the retinologist several times a week because of an infection. (He’s doing better now but it was a scary time.) I’ve also gone back to work part-time, though not too part-time. And cooking. Laundry. I’ve managed to do some knitting and spinning during the Zoom calls that I’m hosting. Oh yeah, and WordPress redesigned how my blog works, so I’ve had to learn all the new da kine with that. I’ve had six friends come down with Covid, which weighed heavy on my mind, and thankfully, all are recovered. Still yet…

Where I left off was right before Alder Creek Tree Service came out and cut down the tree that was leaning towards the house. So let’s start there. Assuming I can figure out how to add photos.

The guys got all ready to work. I liked seeing all the gear that the foreman was using. He had two young men helping him.

And up he started. He was going to climb the tree next to the dead alder tree.

Up he goes!

He went a lot higher than that; he was hard to see him because it was raining and I was trying to stay under cover.

He was totally at home ‘way up there, and he still wasn’t at his highest. Can you see him?

Going even higher.

He’s ‘way up there in the top of the tree.

I’m glad it was him and not me. Now he’s getting ready to cut and lower the top of the tree. The dead tree is where the arrows are; he’s in the one next to it on the right.

There he is!

All the time he was up there, he was giving instructions to the guys on the ground, telling them what to watch for, what to do.

Here’s a video I took.

Nolemana watched them from a safe distance. The guys were holding on tight so that the top of the tree didn’t come crashing down.

Down it comes.

The three of them worked really well together; it was a learning experience for the foreman’s helpers. They were experienced, but learned even more today.

Now the cleanup starts

The foreman cut sections of the trunk of the tree on his way down.

Another section comes down.

See the ropes? One to lower the trunk, one to hold it steady.

The cleanup continues.

When they were all pau, they even stacked the wood for us!!

This was a great crew. They worked efficiently, were very friendly, and did a great job getting that dead tree down. I highly recommend them!

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8 Responses to It’s About Time, Mokihana

  1. What an interesting profession! Thanks for sharing all the photos.

  2. maryinnz says:

    They did an excellent job! It’s inspiring to watch people doing something really well.

  3. Lady Tie Di says:

    It is funny, isn’t it, how when we supposedly “have more time on our hands” how little time there seems to be to do the things we think we need/want/should do???!!! Hahahaha can SO relate!! I have a close friend who is a master arborist whom I’ve watch climb some CRAZY trees. There is so much physics the whole team has to coordinate, which way to pull so things fall correctly, like your fellows did (and not the guy with the chainsaw hahaha). Love your account of it! It IS so fascinating to watch! oxoxox

    • Mokihana says:

      I sure wouldn’t want to be up there in the tree, but the foreman was totally comfortable with it. It was fascinating watching him. Thanks so much!

  4. AFK says:

    Thank goodness for friendly, helpful, SKILLED people. Thanks for sharing your good experience with us.

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