He asks to drive on our lawn (if you can call it that) and decides he's cutting the tree down himself. He also checks the pole to discover that our line isn't EXACTLY bolted in securely. AND the line really needs to be moved onto the other side of the OTHER tree.
This little boy is mesmerized by the ENTIRE thing
He gets the power reconnected and tells us that line we saw? Yeah that was an old that wasn't connected to anything, and it had grown into the tree. *BLUSH* BUT he said we've clearly paid attention to the commercials. As no line is safe to touch.....EVAH.
In the process of ALL of this we have a maple tree in the backyard that provides a TON of shade for the back side of the house. However the top has a dead spot on it. So while we're all standing on our front lawn watching the above we hear a loud CRACK. D runs out back to see that the top of the tree is starting to break. LOVELY. Five minutes later. CRACK. He makes everyone stay in the front yard. JUST when we sat down for dinner (had to wait for the power to come back on in order to cook) we hear a "WOOSH" and then "THUD" And there on the back lawn is the top of our tree. What our woodpecker will do now I'm not sure.
D & I just laughed and wondered why we wanted to be homeowners.