Monday, July 17, 2006

a good day in the woods

I talked to this reporter guy today
he did not realize I was a total nut
so he put me in the clip of his news report
I am halfway famous, wooooo hoooo

Although Mark Coogan seemed very nice, his camera man was a bit naive.
He parked the van right in the road where a tree was being felled, moved the van and then stood in the spot until I yelled "TIMMBEEEERRRRRRRRRRR" and had to add "MOVE move" the tree splattered a few feet from where he was standing, good thing he was quick on his feet. hehe

In the video my son and I work together to get a big tree to fall.
Jared hammers in the wedges and I cut it through then it falls sideways from where I expected it to, but safe after all. I look a little wild with a camo hat and lots of sawdust all over me.

NO pics - my daugter has my camera at camp this week.
Link to the press Enterprise article on Scott and Vickie Wilson's battle to save their home and guest cottages from the fire. with a picture of Scott cutting some of the brush away.

19 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

I know who Mark is!!! I hear his news reports all the time. David, sweetie, I am starting to worry about you up there. The reports say that if a fire starts on the backside of the mountain there is no way they can get it out soon enough due to the overload of dead trees that they left their for an endagered owl species. I'm praying for your mountain!

Bar Bar A said...

HEY YOU ARE FAMOUS! AND SO CUTE TOO! Good job in front of the camera, buddy!

sister celtic said...

cool i saw ya will try and post on my blog and have all my friends check it out.. the reason i moved from malibu was alot of reasons but fires were a big reason.. night!

Texasgal said...

Wow, you guys are having too much excitement! I'm praying that your mountain will be safe.

sister celtic said...

I DID GET THE LINK AND PROUDLY SENT IT TO EVERYONE I KNOW AND THATS ALOT.. WHY DO YOU SUPPOSE ONE OF THE REASONS FOR MOVING FROM MALIBU YEP CUZ OF FIRE FLOODS AND SO ON..MY NERVES COULDN'T TAKE MUCH MORE.. YOU WERE GREAT BY THE WAY THANKS.. AND YES THAT IS PUSS I WONDERED THEN ASKED AS SOMEONE ELSE ASKED ME... BARF I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW HOPE HANNAH IS OKAY...

Barbara said...

David - I saw the video clip, glad you're optimistic. Must feel good to do something about it rather than just watch the smoke!

Pickalish said...

That was great. I'm with bar bar a....you are so cute. ;)

In other news. We are surrounded by fires burning on the west, east, and north of us. The closest being about 16 miles away. It's the 3rd worst land loss due to fire EVER in our history. Scary. The paper this a.m. said over 283,000 acres burned so far. Stay safe.

Bex said...

OH.MY.GOD!!

Honestly, I didn't even know. Isn't that sad!!! I watch the news here in Texas all the time, and never have seen more than a quick clip of what's happening there.

So now, what are you going to do with your 15 minutes..ok...seconds...of fame?

LOL! Very cool to be on TV, but you take care of yourself!!!

jel said...

Daivd how close are the fires to you? take care!

and thanks for stopping by my blog!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wow! I know a t.v. star now! I watched it a minute ago --- good luck --

Killired said...

life is amazing ain't it? you all are being burnt up and we have cities here who are being flooded from too much rain.

why can't they just load up all the rain water and take it out there to you?

Texasgal said...

Can I have your autograph?

colleen said...

Dave, you're the man! That was cool. I hope everything will be okay. The news has been so heavy lately!

Good thing you had your hat on!

Evydense said...

David: Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday and leaving the update. I hope that they continue to get the fire under control, and that you're safe. I can't imagine too many things that must be more threatening than a fire...it can take everything. Take care.

Jennifer said...

Awesome! Wish I could see that clip. Enjoy your fame. :D Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!

TNChick said...

Yay - half famous! That's great!

Joe said...

To comment on the post of a famous blogger! What a trip!

Dorothy said...

Nice video. Crossing my fingers for your fire danger to lessen. How scary!

Jayleigh said...

DAVID!!! That was awesome! You are so unfailingly optomistic and I am blessed to know such a caring man as you.