Fence rows and shrimps wraps…….

Our upstairs neighbor was at it bright and early again this morning so there was no sleeping in for me. I swear that woman is apparently an insomniac furniture mover who likes to practice her craft…..jeesh. I’ll wait for the opportune time to bring it up, but until then, I guess my days of sleeping in will be a crap shoot for a while. My Queen managed to sleep through it….. After she got up, I had a cof of cuppee with her and we chatted for a bit. She said her stomach was feeling much better, but was not up to going up to Blues with me, so I loaded up and took off by 09:00, wanting to take advantage of some of the cooler morning temps.

There was a pretty ragged fence line that needed pulled out and the area it covered cleaned up. Over the years, vines over took the fence and crumbled part of it, people walking back to their cars in the back lot, decided it was a good place for their empty beer bottles and any other trash they were too lazy to throw away properly. Then pile some storm damage on it – and the whole area just became run down and was pretty much an eyesore. I tied into it with gusto and was soon soaked in sweat and breathing like I had just [tried to] run a marathon. It doesn’t take long to warm up once that ole sun ball starts climbing down here. Most of the old fence posts came out fairly easy – but there were a couple that required some back muscle and a pick axe….. What made the whole thing really fun though, was that there was enough barbed wired laced in through the area — you could have started your own P.O.W. camp with it. At one point, I clipped a section loose, and I guess it was under a bit of stress. Once released, me and the barbed wired did a tango trying to get out of each others way. I didn’t do a very good job of it. By the time I got it under control and taken out, it looked like I had been sorting Bobcats for most of the morning. Little trickles of blood e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. on me~~ Mixed in with the sweat – it really looked like I wasn’t going to make it – I finally got the wire wound up and secured, rolled up the chain link fence and got it put up, pulled grounding rods, weeds, a million or so vines and some rocks – but I got it done. There was a huge pile of dirt left by the power company where they had installed a new pole – I shoveled it and got it mostly leveled out as well. I haven’t finished it yet – because by then it was past noon and I was exhausted. I keep this mess up and I may actually manage to lose a pound or two. Sat and had a couple of beers and then headed home for a shower.

A lot more to the day – but again, already past 500 words……. so I’ll save it for another day plus a couple of pictures when it’s done.

Good night ya’ll — Thankx for stopping in~!






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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

3 thoughts on “Fence rows and shrimps wraps…….”

  1. Making me tired just reading your fence stories,,,looks very different,,,good for you, I just hope your beer is free for a long time, sorry you don’t have Netflix., so many shows, unbelievable, and so much easier to get or search,,,and ALL series and so many movies are free,,,they don’t charge for any of them, makes me mad about Amazon, pay yearly dues, and think still pay extra each month,,I think, Netflix $10.99 month,

    1. Hi Vera — Love hearing from you~~ Even after 5 months, we are still getting ‘used’ to the island way of life…… I have found out that I’m not as “good” at retired life as I thought I would be…. guess I’m just not used to being sedentary all of the time….. so I find stuff to do – like working on fences. As ‘hard’ as it may sound – I know that it is good for me – get’s me up and moving and keeps me from going completely nuts….. it is also good for LOTS of free beer~~ 😉
      So glad you enjoy reading my blog…… and I’ll get to some of the those movies you talk abut — when I get a little ‘older’…. 😉

  2. Sorry,,,not so many movies are free,,,all movies,,,everything on there is free and such a wide variety, even have old series like the Friends , Cheets etc, wanted to watch ER on Amazon, had to pay,,very annoying,, even a few John Wayne ,have to pay,,, and wanted Casablanca ,,,had to rent,,,did not do it,,….
    .Have a great day,,,hugs to Angie

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