The backyard of our house has a SouthWest exposure, so it gets
pounded in the summer by the Colorado sun. Also, we had a
in the summer of 2002 ... so after various
analysis (including graphing the Sun azimuth/elevation as
a function of date/time), I decided to get some shade trees.
So we went to a local tree farm
and picked some out, and since Alek didn't want to pay the $150
delivery fee, I had 'em load the shade trees in the convertible.
Suffice to say, the workers there thought it was an unusual
vehicle to transport trees in, but it all worked out well.
I planted 'em with help from my folks and while they grew slowly,
they did provide some shade ... but not a whole lot.
But when I drew up my
my patio designs, I had to take two shade trees out in 2005 when I
put in stamped concrete. And thanx to my wife Wendy who picked 'em up at Home Depot
for $119, the replacement was a couple of
that have worked out pretty darn well.
Loading up at the Shade Trees
Convertible delivers shade trees all the way to the backyard
Dirk assists my folks in digging the holes for the trees
A previous generation digs trees ... ;-)
Back to the Delta 88 Oldsmobile Convertible.