Monday, April 13, 2009

I love clearance!

We bought a tree today. About 12 feet tall, a "flame maple" or something like that. Anyway, it's supposed to have reddish leaves in fall I think. A really nice tree, usually not cheap for the size we got. Price tag? $199.00

What did we pay?

$50, plus $30 for them to drag it on a truck to our house and unload it! Grand total of $87! It was 75% off because it was from last season and had been there too long. Decent size but won't get too big when fully mature and cause issues with the fence or sprinkler systems. We could have borrowed a truck from a friend but they live in town, so we would have paid for the gas down there, gas for his truck and our car to get back to base, gas for his truck and our car back to town, and our car back to base again. There's the $30 right there, and at least this way there's another guy to help Mark get it off the truck!

Makes me want to buy a house and plant a bunch of trees......

Now we just have to get the hole finished tomorrow, since they'll deliver the tree sometime before 3 pm. Once that's in we'll cross our fingers and hope it doesn't die! I kind of don't want to move, because I want to see what this tree looks like in a few years, but I really don't want to squish the kids in this house. The small room is too small for a toddler bed, 2 dressers, and a crib, plus my recliner. And no way am I putting William in the same room as a bunk bed yet! I don't need another concussion! Drat......

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Glad the tree situation is coming along. I hope it stays alive and does okay.

Janelle said...

Yay for a nice tree that's not expensive.