Felled a lotta trees this morning. Really like my new Poulan Pro chainsaw.
(Had planned to use it much earlier but with all the rain and travel had been using my WorX instead.)
Ordinarily I much prefer, and tend to use my axes. But the underbrush had grown up so much that I just charged in with my chainsaw and started taking em down left and right.
Took me awhile to get back into the swing of using it because ordinarily I do it the Roman Way and use my hand-axes and hatchets. But once I remembered my old techniques it went really well.
Took down maybe five trees, many saplings, and a lotta underbrush.
By then the engine was smoking hot even with the oiling and the drive breaks. I figure from now on I’ll take down about ten full size trees or about 12 good sized saplings at a time then knock off.
They still gotta be cut up and hauled anyway.
Did have one problem though. Cutting down a sapling (about twenty feel tall) and apparently it was partially diseased and rotten on the inside and collapsed backwards against the direction of cutting and trapped my chain and chainsaw blade. I tried lifting the tree back against the direction of the fall but couldn’t grab the chainsaw at the same time. But the tree snapped after a few moments anyway due to the rot.
Didn’t appear to warp the blade or damage the chain and so I went on and cut down some more trees.
Gonna do a complete cleaning maintenance on it before next use though.
Fun morning and enjoyable work. Now to hike Sam and move on to writing and business… have a good day folks.
“…the Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choice
to reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.”
Most people think that Paradise Lost is first and foremost the tale of the Fall of Man and the loss of his Paradise on Earth.
In Truth Paradise Lost is first and foremost the tale of how Lucifer forever lost Heaven, Earth, Paradise, and eventually even hell to become a mere romantic hero, a fool, a failure, and a ruin of his former Self. All because he mistook license for Liberty, revolt for Responsibility, fervor for Freedom, and wrong for Wisdom.
For the Fall of Man was but a worldly incident of a Fall Unmade by a Better and far more Universal Man.
The Fall from Heaven was a universal fall, the unmaking of a being that chose the smallest and most puny thing over the greatest and the most everlasting. In other words, such a fall is the very Fall Itself.
BRACE YOURSELVES, LABOR IS COMING
Look, I am enjoying this day. A lot. I was well impressed by what Trump said. He earned his moment.
But don’t forget that this is ultimately your celebration. Or failure. Trump is but one man. There is no such thing as a political “Savior.” He can get government off our backs (hopefully), he can lead, and maybe he can even inspire.
But he cannot “save us.” Not from ourselves anyway.
And likely not from foreign powers or domestic saboteurs who wish us harm or to see us fail.
Much work needs to be done. Many things need to be repaired and restored. New things need to be built. Old things destroyed and replaced.
That will almost all fall to us.
We had 8 years of a supposed political savior and you see how that juvenile idea utterly failed (as it certainly had to). Obama was a failed idea because he represented someone to fix us and someone to fix the nation and the world for us. There is no such beast. That is entirely a self-invented and delusional fiction.
So brace yourselves people, your job is just beginning.
Labor is coming…
If you want Trump then Trump triumphed, he did, and good for him. But Trump is but one man, and if you want Real Triumph, then that falls to us… and to you and me.
Just remember that in all the days to come.
No one is coming to save you from yourselves.
But if you go to work and do what you are supposed to then you will never need a political savior. And eventually, if you are Truly Wise and Self-Disciplined, you’ll realize you don’t need much governing anymore either…