Check out where the tree used to be:
It is now firewood
and yard debris.
Now I won't have to step on spiky holly leaves anymore.
BTW, I have no fireplace, so if you want some of the firewood, let me know. It will be first come, first served, except that dibs go to whoever comes over tomorrow morning to help us take the yard debris to Metro (Beth is renting a truck from 9am to noon). Note: Jeff and Kenny already earned their dibs today.
Also: yesterday Monica came over and helped me install combo locks on the remaining doors to the house:
Now I don't have to run around to the front when I come home from a bike ride, or one of my housemates accidentally locks me out while I'm in the hot tub.
Also also: the yard is now much sunnier
and I want to turn it into a garden. I will be having a work "party" (or "work" party, if you prefer) during the day on Saturday to get that process started. Come over if you like work, or beer.