A Tree Ruined Our Plans.
This February we were set to kick off the stream with the chopper. This was happening because we’d saved the cash to have it serviced, re-registered and put back on the road. Alass!
We’ve had a widow maker gum-tree out the front of our house which has been dead for a good deal of time. Recently it’s been dropping logs so big we’ve had to move our car to a spot across the road in order to avoid having it completely destroyed by the next falling branch. Our new(ish) neighbour put in a complaint to the council who then warned us to have it removed or they would start fining us every month until it was cut down. Not only do we not have the funds to remove the tree (to the tune of 3k) we also recognised that it presented a real and immediate threat to both our neighbour’s house and our own. There’s also the issue of it potentially dropping a branch on somebody. Any of the branches on this behemoth would almost certainly result in death. This thing is a giant.
So that brings us to the following, really depressing and incredibly unfortunate issue: the only thing we can do is start saving to have it chopped down using the money we already saved to get the chopper on the road as a starting point. If we start saving from scratch, it would take us a minimum of 6 months to save enough to get it chopped down, and by that time either our
So what does this mean for the stream?
Essentially, it means the stream is put off until we’ve saved enough for the tree to be lopped and then the money is re-saved to have the chopper put back on the road. This means a delay of many months. There’s just absolutely nothing I can do about this and it is completely out of my hands. We would be risking our home and welfare if we were to use the money we had saved for the bike and not dedicate it to getting the tree cut down sooner. Even now we still have to save on top of the chopper money to get it down – it’s still standing out the front bringing incredible daily anxiety wondering if it’s going to fall on any of our roofs and clean up. It’s that bad.
In the meantime I’m looking into vlogging on YouTube – if for no other reason than because I miss catching up with you, but there’s no set time on how far away that is as I have a lot of stuff to learn RE: video editing. I’d prefer to dedicate this to another post, though.
So for now, I’m sorry to bring bad news, but I can assure you it’s worse for me – both me and my lady – than it is for you.
Sorry again folks, I’ll see (some) of you on the private Discord.