This was the absolute best this tree ever looked. This is the only photo I could find with the tree in it – I realized every time I took a photo of the house I (sub)-consciously tried to crop that side out so I wouldn’t have to look at it.
Then, after our BRUTAL HEAT WAVE breaking all kinds of records most of the tree died so it was brown. My neighbor across the way pointed out the obvious one day, “I think your tree’s dead.”
And THAT WAS IT. I finally had a *good enough* reason to get rid of it.
And so I did.
I am so grateful for the help I had to get rid of it once and for all! Thanks to the wonderful Ayla (yard work hater) who did help saw off several big branches but ended up inside baking us a pie while we were working and was heard to say after, “Huh. I never knew there was a window there.” And also, Thanks to Evren (wishes we did yard work every weekend) who helped cut down this monster and was heard to say after, “What is the point of a window that isn’t actually a real window?”