I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Trees Are Coming Down!

We have lived in the same house for over 17 years and have always enjoyed the shade that our three pine trees have provided us over the years.  Unfortunately, the former owner was not thinking about the repercussions of planting three, what would become large trees, in the small space that he selected.  Additionally, he did not think about what would occur when he planted the eleven Eucalyptus trees along the border of our property less than two feet away from our privacy walls. 

Needless to say, the pines have broken up the planters, stem walls, sidewalk and columns out front and need to be removed before they get any larger and do anymore damage.  Tracy and I are sad that this has to occur and know that our house will not look the same without them, but also understand the damage that lies ahead if we don't address this issue now. 

We are scheduled to have three large trucks appear tomorrow morning with workers hoisted up into the trees cutting branches like crazy. I would imagine that by about noon the noise will cease and the front of our property will be transformed.  I will try to take pictures to share with all of you without getting hit in the head during all of the commotion!:) 

Hope your week is going well, we can't wait to enjoy the beautiful weekend that lies ahead for us. 

Daily Quote! “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world. ” Annie Lennox


  1. I think I will like it without the tree's....the open look is what Prefer. But thats just me!! LOL

  2. Good luck with the tree removal, our house was getting the same way, we just sold it and went fulltime, problem solved!
    Take care and look forward to the weekends for now.

  3. They are cutting all the Eucalyptus trees down in San Marcos because they are an invader tree. Much activity going on and millions of trees.

    aaargh! Theres that darn new blogger word thingy. Hate it!

  4. Thanks for the messages and I think I am going to like it without the trees as well, but I am not going to let Tracy know. I can't wait for the next phase of our life, which may include being on the road 3/4 of the time and a home base that has minimal upkeep! Take care all of you.

  5. Will be interesting to see the transformation.