Man: One; Mega Stump: None
Back in Part I, I discussed our situation with the stump on our property (insurance doesn't cover cost of removal) and why we went with the DIY approach to remove it. I am soooo happy to report the Mega Stump XL-5000 has been completely removed from our property! Hooray! Even better, we have a little DIY Uprooted Stump Removal tutorial to go along with this story! So let's get to it!
Early Saturday morning, the stage was set for a battle of epic proportions...Alex + Bobcat vs. Mega Stump. As I said in Part I, Alex had a personal vendetta toward the stump. Before getting the Bobcat he did spend a few hard fought days trying to tear it apart with a chainsaw, axe, shovel and sawzall- Sadly this only wore down on his ego as the stump laughed in his face with each glancing blow. Each day since the tornado he would stare out the window at Mega Stump with hate and DIY rage in his eyes.
Enter....the Bobcat S130
Once he was behind the wheel of the Bobcat he knew he had enough power to take control of this oppressive beast- and boy was he excited.
Once he got the Bobcat in position behind the stump with the bucket aligned under a huge root clump, he put the pedal to the metal...
Triumphantly, Alex then pulled that baby down the alleyway...
and around the block to bring it in front of our house to sit on the boulevard for the city to take away.
Thankfully the stump is finally out of our yard, but now we are left with this big dirt hole. On the bright side, we will get a new concrete walkway from our house to the garage (I hope at least, still working those details out), but we do have to replant grass in our yard. Total bummer considering we spent 2 months last summer doing the same thing :( and holy moly, I just looked back at that blog post, how sad, you can see the tree that fell (and became Mega Stump) and our neighbor's trees that are all gone now because of the tornado... super sad! On the plus side though that ugly chain link fence is gone now. But seriously, will we ever have a year when we don't work on this yard???
To make this tale more complete, we even got a picture of the city picking it up for removal 2 days later! My neighbor was nice enough to take a picture and send it to me on Facebook (Hammers and High Fives for Chris)! I was so excited to see it go! That little crane has to be pretty heavy duty to be able to just pluck up that stump!
|Buh-Bye Mega Stump!|
So here ends our Man vs. Mega Stump saga. I hope you enjoyed the story (along with the literary jazz from Alex) and were as happy to see it go as we were! Just one thing checked off the tornado repair list for now... praying for some other bits of normalcy to come soon (hear that mister insurance guy?!?!?). Only kidding, pretty certain they are unaware of our little house blog.
The sewing machine will be out and about tonight! Getting some things together for that Spare Room that I am really excited about! Can't wait to share!