Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Story That Might Have Been

After it became clear that we were not going to have much luck getting the power company to help hang our painted barn quilt square (remember from a couple of months ago?), we started looking for other options. After not getting too far along those routes, we started thinking about hanging it ourselves. The story that might have been - think ropes and chains and pulleys, hooking the 300+ pound quilt square to the tractor and Tim up on a 40' extension ladder with power tools. Probably would have been a classic...or at least a good Vonage commercial (cue woohoohoo music).

Thankfully Clifford Tree Service came to the rescue. Don't get me wrong, even with the proper truck and equipment it was still a big job. Fitting it between the roof and the dusk-to-dawn light was a game of mere inches. Ben Clifford did an outstanding job and even went to the trouble of touching up the paint so that the lag screws didn't show. I can't thank him or recommend him enough.

Interestingly, within about 15 minutes of the truck pulling out, a hummingbird flew in to have a look. I was on the phone with Tim and his first thought was that the bright colors brought him in (this is most likely the correct answer). My first thought was that the hummingbird was probably angry (or worse, seriously disappointed) that there wasn't a hummingbird included in the design.

Hmmm, maybe I should get that ladder out...


~Tonia~ said...

Glad you were able to get it hung on the barn. I was wondering what ever happened to it.

Umm that is terribly far up there to paint a humming bird. Make sure one of the sheep hold the ladder for you. ;)

Shelley said...

It looks great! Just think how pretty it will be when the spring comes and things are first blooming and also when it's snowing (if it ever does much). Tell Ewenice, Miss Tilly, Iris, Boo, Brushy, the cat I can't remember her name, and Ewan hello from me and Maddie


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