My next-door neighbors lost a small tree to some heavy ice late in the winter. It wasn't a big tree and it had been where it had fallen blocking part of their sprinkler system for about two months. A few weeks ago when my neighbor and I were putting together a new basketball hoop, I mentioned that I have a chain saw and would help him clean up his tree if he wanted. He said that he didn't have a saw and that he'd think about it.
Last week my neighbor said that he'd like to take me up on my offer to help cut the tree up sometime over the weekend. The neighbors were away visiting parents for Mother's Day last weekend. DS and I had some spare time, so rather than waiting for my neighbor, I sharpened up the saw, filled up the gas and bar oil and cut the tree up and dragged it away to the brush pile. It was a "Git-er done", kinda job, so rather than wait, we figured we'd make it happen. It was a relatively small tree - maybe 4 or 5 inches in diameter at the trunk and I probably spent more time sharpening the saw than cutting and moving the wood.
Imagine my surprise when I was grilling some dinner on Tuesday evening when my neighbor comes striding across the back yard with these in his hands:
Oops... One seemed to get emptied before I got to take the picture. ;-)