We spent a good part of the morning cutting up the branch (the power was out, so our electric saw was no good; hand tools were all we had to work with). The photo below shows what still remained in the driveway after we had cleared away the smaller branches with the limited tools we had. Then cleanup followed. It was hot, it started drizzling and sometimes raining as we worked.
But as so often happens when unexpected bad things befall us, there was a small bit of silver lining. Wielding my saw was great exercise. By the end of the job, I felt as if I'd had a great workout, and it hadn't cost me a penny.
Here's what I looked like (in my imagination).
Maybe I need to cut up more trees. I could be in great shape in no time!