There is…was…a bougainvillea growing in the front, over an overhang. Two building inspectors said it should come down. Cadillac got a chainsaw and went to work today.
Me: Maybe we shouldn’t cut the whole thing down today…after all, we have only one trashcan.
Cadillac: I’m not. I’m just going to get this one part down.
Wanna see the one part he “got down”?
This is now the view out the front window. That used to be up on the trellis.
Totally under control!
Published by Margaret Dilloway
Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.
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2 thoughts on “Angry Daddy vs the Bougainvillea”
My husband decided to help me “trim” out bottle brush tree and cut such a huge amount off that it looked horrid and took months to slowly get rid of the branches in the recycle bin!! Have fun with that!
I’m thinking about just tossing all the branches into the street and lighting them on fire. That’s legal, right?