At least you weren't checking out the dad!
Arborist work pays very well-- but if you are freelance, you'd need to get licensed and bonded for it, I think. My brother-in-law's business used to be tree climbing/cutting. His father (who originally owned the business) had multiple vacation properties, bought a couple Mercedes, and generally made a killing. But, that was years ago and it was in New Jersey where customers could afford to pay a lot. I think my brother-in-law would get along with some folks here. He likes to collect and shoot guns and doesn't suffer fools gladly.OK this is a day late, but yesterday I finished my screened in porch! I also carved out the top piece of the parallelogram door frame a little so the door actually fits into it and will close all the way.
The best part of the day was climbing up into my tree to saw off the branches hanging over my house. Afterwards while I was sawing up the maple logs to season them for firewood, I was seriously trying to come up with ways I could make a career out of free-climbing trees without having to take a salary cut. All day at work today I was just looking out the windows thinking about being back up in the trees.
I think that's it guys, I think I'm done!
Or you could see if there are any tree climbing clubs in your area. LOL.I don't really know, but my educated guess is that more than half of the work an arborist does is from behind a desk, and of the remaining fraction, most of the time is not spent climbing trees. And when they do climb trees, it's never a free climb (no ropes or other gear to assist the climb), mainly for insurance reasons. I'd further guess the percentage of time spent behind a desk goes up as you grow your arborism business, hire people on, etc. So, arborist got knocked off the list pretty early.
Mainly I was joking--there probably isn't a profession that could reliably provide me with a comparable income and promise of future income to what I've got now, while allowing me to spend most of my time free-climbing trees. If I eliminate the "reliably" requirement, I could go be a filmmaker who makes movies about free-climbing and maybe gets popular enough to earn sponsorships. But we all know I have a better chance of joining the starting lineup of an NBA team.
Instead I'll just have to wait for the apocalypse, then I can "bug out" or "hunker down"--whichever affords me the best chance of climbing trees for sustenance reasons!
Poor Biscuit! I'm glad he's ok though. Glad there aren't any coyotes around here. I just have to worry about hunting dogs that people let loose in the woods.Friday the 13th started off with a bang.
About 2AM. A coyote got after Biscuit, Chased her under the house, where a helluva fight ensued
I ran out with a shotgun wearing only tidy whitys. looking under the house as they broke a water line
Biscuit is OK
coyote got away
I have no water today
Flyover, Did you find your bumping pipe?
Texas law is Different than louisania
In texas, if someone is on your property for 10 years and you do not contest their presense
the land is then there's by some law.
You might want to have your friend research a similar law in your state
if not, he could lose his land
ask a realest agent, they are pretty much up on land laws
That's what I tell myself pretty much every day. I need to stop the procrastinating. LOL.@Frodo:
I've been out presenting at a conference for two days and haven't had a chance to do anything with the house. I'm gonna ease back into housework, but I'm not starting today.
have yourself checked for lime tick diseaseThat's what I tell myself pretty much every day. I need to stop the procrastinating. LOL.
Sometimes I'll be all "Time to start on this!" and then within a couple minutes I get winded/tired and am like "I'll just take a small break" that ends up turning in to a 12-hour nap. Chronic fatigue blows, but I really need to start working on getting my energy up and improving my cardio.
For me, it's not even that I don't care about things or don't want to do things, it's that I don't have the energy to do things. Lime/tick has never come up in my bloodwork, but EBV did. I got mono back in college (sadly, I got it from sharing a giant cup of iced tea with a group of friends) in the 90s (right before I was about to finish my degree-- I had ONE class left but was too exhausted and kept having throat infections) and have had chronic recurring Epstein-Barr Virus ever since. Some days I'll be fine and have decent energy and other days I'm like a zombie. And I'll have others where I have energy for a couple hours and then I just feel so exhausted I can't stay awake and I have to nap throughout the day. And now that my back is messed up, I have trouble with bending and lifting. Yesterday I was in zombie mode and slept almost all day- and after waking up to feed my mother, I was still exhausted and went back to sleep again. She woke me up around 3am to wash her feet and I napped for another hour and now I'm awake, although groggy.have yourself checked for lime tick disease
I had a severe case of dongivafuks last year, it lasted about 30 days