How many guys from the power company does it take to to cut down a tree?
This morning I found out.
The Man called the power company this morning at 8 o'clock. I suspect he did this because he saw that gleam in my eye when the arborist said we'd have to harass them to come and deal with the problem of the tree. The woman to whom The Man spoke told him that she'd send someone out to take a look at it.
They came at 9:30 this morning (So, sorry Ava, but you lost the pool...). At first there were two of them. And then there were four more. They came with three trucks and between them, they managed to get a rope around the tree and use one of the trucks to pull it upright enough that one of the guys could cut it (and a couple of other trees with it) down with a chainsaw. The big tree is stretched across my front yard now. Well, now it's covered in snow so you can't see it but this is what it looked like before the snow fell: