Um a "limb" came off the tree. This isn't just a tree. This thing is mammoth tree! At 15+ feet around at waist height (measured some 15 years ago) the first branch doesn't start until the top of the second story. Well, this limb came down with a mighty crash on our original, yes... original, 1914 clay tile roof and made a huge mess smashing quite a few tiles up there.
Dave has decided he's going to fix it himself. Um. I don't think that's a good idea especially since his idea of security from falling involves throwing a rope out the window. Can you say broken back if you do fall?
I hope he gets up there and also decides it's a bad idea on the way back down the ladder.