Anyways, I shouldn't have worried. Between the entertainment of the tree guys climbing the tree, sawing off branches, running the wood chipper, and us being able to watch this all from various windows upstairs, we only had an hour and a half of video watching time all afternoon.
tree, 12:36pm Monday
our backyard, 5:30pm Monday
On Tuesday afternoon they came back to clear away the rest of the tree. This time it involved a crane (a small one on the back of the truck) which was also highly exciting.
Watching this was the height of entertainment for Sam and Rachel. We hung out in the (stifling hot) garage. After awhile I got bored and got the whole garage swept out. Yay?
Our treeless backyard, including the new hole made when the trunk fell on the logs and pushed them into the earth. The tree cutters offered to come and fill it with soil and grass seed. Until then it will make a good long jump pit for Sam and Rachel. Seriously, that's what they use it for!