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fun with chainsaws

recently, in an move that might make lesser men feel less manly, my wife and sister-in-law went out and bought a stihl 250 chainsaw to share between us for those times when nothing but a chainsaw will do the job. however, reading the owner's manual freaked me out sufficiently that i required a tutorial from a brother-in-law who is much better trained in operating equipment that can kill or maim you. today was the first day that i got to walk around and decimate unsuspecting limbs and "trash trees" on our property. it was fun. i got a mean hankerin' to take down the fifty foot maple in the backyard, but i'll probably hold off.

i love the smell of chainsaw fumes in the morning. it smells like victory.

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5/17/2003 04:38:00 PM 0 comments


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