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~!