Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 79

Yesterday afternoon we trekked up the mountain to get some extra cleanup done. First Reader and I talked about doing that during the week. Still, we got busy with other necessary tasks like gas company inspections on our rental and doctor appointments.

While First Reader moved a pile of burned and broken bricks and paving stones, I started playing with our new battery-powered chainsaw.

(C) 2022, JJ Shaun
Before I started.

I downed almost a dozen charred saplings, burned trees, and scorched limbs in two hours and less than a full battery charge.

(C) 2022, JJ Shaun
After I finished for the day.

Next time we go up to play with power toys, I will limb the pieces I want to keep. Then, I’ll cut them into varying lengths and move the trunks to an area where they can cure. Those will be used in the future. The rest of the brush and smaller limbs we will either chip out or take to a landscape place that accepts that kind of stuff. As you can see, I still have some work to do.

(C) 2022, JJ Shaun
What I still have left to do.

I have to say, I am impressed with that battery chainsaw. Battery-powered tools have come a long way in the last decade or more. I wasn’t sure how well this new toy would hold up. So far, though, I can say it did well. I had to adjust the chain tension a couple of times, but it’s brandy-new, and I expected to tighten it at least once. The tension adjustment is so much easier than a gas-powered saw. Enough drooling over my new toy.

Another event of note this week is that we received verification that our loan modification was approved. The word “manufactured” is no longer part of the verbiage. YAY! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that this smooths the path ahead.

2 thoughts on “Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 79

  1. What brand is your chain saw? I’m going to battery tools more and more as well, torque where you need it at low rpm and free for me if I charge when the sun is moving the electrons in my solar panels…


    1. We went with the EGo brand. Got it at Lowe’s. It was a little pricey for the entire setup, we got an extra battery, but worth the cost, IMO. This chainsaw is lightweight compared to a standard saw, and is about as loud as an electric lawnmower. Ear protection is optional according to the videos we watched.


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