My older daughter came with me when it was time to pick up her sister from work. Since UPS hadn’t delivered my birthday present yet, I asked my husband, who had had to lie down again, to be up in case they came while we were gone. We also made sure the gate wasn’t locked when we left; it was just closed and not even latched.
Along the way, we saw our shaggy friends again.
I wish you could see the babies better! They are so adorable.
When we got home, we found this.
Yeah. They just slid? tossed? pushed? it past the gate.
Seriously? Could they not figure out how to open it? Or did they just decide not to come in? I mean, I know UPS will leave packages at doors when no one was home, but this isn’t even anywhere near the house!
But you know what? I don’t care. IT’S FINALLY HERE!!
*doing the happy dance*
There she is! My new toy!
Yes, I made sure to read the instructions first.
Then I went and took down part of that big branch that was hanging off a tree behind the storage house. I couldn’t get all of it; the pole isn’t anywhere near long enough for that, but at least I won’t be having to push past the hanging branches when I mow through there.
Then I went around different areas, taking down some branches with the extended pole, then converting back to chain saw mode and starting on some trees and stumps. I got a couple of larger dead tree trunks down, which required some careful maneuvering with a blade that’s only 8 inches long. Then I started cutting some of the tall stumps I’d left behind to ground level. Turned on its side, it can cut quite close to the ground, which I really appreciate!
I even got the smaller of the two dead spruce trees that had been covered with vines down. Not to ground level, as it is too wide at the base, and the second tree will have to wait for a full size chain saw.
Unfortunately, I’m already out of bar and chain oil.
I expected it to be used up quickly after the first fill, since it’s a first use and the whole thing would have been bone dry. However, I also did a dumb. I refilled it once, noticing it was already completely empty (there is a window on the side where you can see the oil level). Shortly after, I noticed it was getting low again, so I added more. After topping up the oil, I put the bottle away, came back, used the saw once to cut a skinny tree stump to ground level, and suddenly realized I hadn’t put the oil cap back on.
I just just poured all the out out by accident.
I used the last of my oil to refill it, but it was only a small bottle (which you can see in the photo), so there wasn’t enough left to completely fill it. I was able to finish cutting flat as many stumps as I could for now. There are some older ones from trees cut down before we moved here that are higher, but also too thick for my little blade.
I am so happy with this thing! I can hardly wait to get into the last section of the spruce grove. I already went through it yesterday evening, taking out the dead branches that were already on the ground.
I just have to pick some more bar and chain oil, first!