This morning Little Britches and I were heading out to do a few errands. We heard something like a chain-saw not too far away. Then we heard a heavy "thump".
Little Britches: "Gramma, what was that?????"
Me: "I'm not sure, but it sounded like a chain-saw. And maybe a big limb fell down."
Little Britches: "Huh? What they doin'?"
As we started to leave the neighborhood, I noticed a guy or two and some trucks parked on the side of the road and a neighbors huge pine tree lying down--away from their house--in the yard.
Me: "See that big tree on the ground?"
Little Britches: "Um, yeah. Why they do that?"
Me: "Looks like the tree was dying and they probably were making sure it wouldn't fall on their house."
Little Britches: "Why?"
Me: "Well, if a big tree like that falls on a house, it wrecks the house and they can't live there any more."
Little Britches: "It would be breaked?"
Me: "Yes. A big tree like that falling on a house would break it in pieces."
Little Britches: "Oh." Hmmmmm. "If somethings breaked, we gotta fix it."
Me: "Yes. That's a good idea."
Little Britches. "Yes. We have to get some sticky tape to fix it back up."
Me: "Yeah . . . maybe, so."