Of course I am pretty sure that the state of North Carolina would have a fit if they found out that I am working in this area. I am not really working for a tree service in asheville nc. Instead I am working for a guy with a chain saw and a beat up old truck. Of course he is paying me in cash and it is not great money, but it is a bit better than I am making working at this fast food place off interstate 40 near Black Mountain. The state child labor laws are fine with me doing that, although the deal is pretty much off when school gets back in session. In truth I was surprised that they gave me a job, because I am a lot younger than most of the other people and I would guess they could have picked an older boy if they had wanted.
Now I do not get to use the chainsaw. The guy likes his saw a lot better than he likes me if we are honest about it and it is not like I am not keeping my eyes open when there is stuff falling down out of the trees. All of that is a lot more complicated than you would think it was to start out and it is pretty dangerous. If you drop a piece of wood from fifty feet up in the air it is going to make a nice hole in the ground when it hits. Of course if you were silly enough to stand under it and get hit by it, then you are going to likely get a ride to the hospital or at least you are going to be in a whole lot of pain. I just pick up the mess.