Sunday was chainsaw workout day. I carefully cut down the redwood tree from the shed. The supper part lifted up and balanced of the shed'd roof, and I climbed up there to cut that in half. Both sections rolled off without causing further damage. The big fir took much longer to clean up, as it had a myriad of branches that needed to be cut and tossed into a pile. I managed to wedge the chainsaw's bar, having miscalculated when the major trunk would twist. I had to take an axe to the 2 foot trunk to free the chain and bar and then finally cut off all branches and pick up all the detritus. In all it was about 6 hours manual labor.
Meanwhile, the lower gas oven developed a problem: the upper element no longer woorks. A quick inspection shows the igniter is intermittent, probably a frayed wire, but since the temps are too high in an oven, I cannot solder the wires, so I ordered a new element. Thankfully, the WEB based parts store sells these items that would otherwise be impossible to obtain - service shops refuse to sell appliance parts.