This evening while we were sitting at the dinner table we heard a cracking sound, looked out the window and watched as a HUGE branch fell off one of the oaks outside. It was crazy. We jumped up and went out to see it up close. It fell over the entire road and missed hitting anything important, phew. As we were standing and talking with our neighbor who also watched it happen, we heard more cracking! We all ran away from the tree as the rest of it came crashing down right where we were standing!! Wow! I was holding Zach, Billy was holding William... so we all got to witness the rotted oak finally fall apart.
Our neighbor Dustin (who works on the hot shots with Billy) jumped in his truck and drove with Billy down to the compound to grab chain saws. I think they were pretty pumped to cut up the tree. So the kids, neighbors and I spent the rest of the evening listening to chain saws ripping up the tree until it was to dark to work. A perfect ending to a beautiful day in Paradise (for Billy!) I on the other hand got to clean the kitchen, bath the children and calm them down from the very loud noise- all on my own. Good times in the wilderness :)