April 10, 2018: Taking Down the Atrium Tree

Tuesday. It’s a busy week. I got up, had some breakfast and put on the morning coffee. I was working in my office (Liesl’s original room, towards the front) when I heard a chainsaw fire up outside.

Jim came over today with his long reach chainsaw, climbed up on the roof, and dropped the problematic tree that we have in the atrium. We love that tree, it looks great and throws wonderful dappled light into the atrium and through the bar windows. But its roots are deep under the foundation and it just can’t stay without causing serious foundation damage. It had to go. I’m probably the saddest about it. I really hope that we can come up with a good alternative soon.

That was the highlight of our day. After that, it was just a busy day of work for all of us.