We have an old, large cottonwood tree in our back yard with some dead branches in it. I called the tree trimmer this week and he’ll be back tomorrow to do the job. I was a bit surprised by how expensive it is to have a couple of branches taken off a tree. The quote to completely trim the tree was $500. I opted for the cheaper version of $250 to do just the obvious, low-hanging branches with an additional $50 to cut down two ugly spruce trees.
So far my new found wealth from returning to work is quickly evaporating. I gave all of my first check, with the exception of gas money, to United Way as my 2008 donation. I get paid again next Friday and most of it that will go for tree trimming, homeowners insurance, a dental checkup for Mr. gyma, and a furnace tune-up.
In the end, I doubt our cottonwood tree will turn out quite like this one.