Clearing the trails……

Up bright and early after an early night to bed last night….. My Queen got up and I laid there and let her get her stuff out of the way before rousing my tired ole a$$ out of bed – make the bed and open up the bedroom before waltzing out to do my bathroom stuff…… Wanting to capitalize on the coolness of the morning, I loaded up my truck with lawn equipment and was at the shop in town by 08:30…. stuff transferred to the ‘bus’, a razor style side by side, that has JUST enough bed to get my lawn mower, weedeater, gas cans, limb snippers and several other odds and ends [machete] and heading up into the vast wilderness of our mountains to trim random low hanging limbs….. some with LOTS of thorns, out of the way so our guests riding our trails, don’t come back looking like they have been sorting Bobcats…….. At exactly the same time I made my first stop to remove a pesky limb hanging down in the way… the “Gods” decided it needed to rain…… and for the rest of the next 5 hours I spent up on the trails…. it rained…. just enough to keep me and the limbs and grass I was trying to cut – soggy….. did I say soggy ??? OMG – SOGGY~! While improvising with my weed eater – I managed to blow the head off of it….. and my work came pretty much came to a stand still at that point — so I packed up my stuff and headed back into town – making a stop to pick up replacement parts…..  got what I needed – plus some extras and ready for a stellar day tomorrow for more trail clearing tomorrow.

Learned a lot about clearing trails today….. like boots and jeans would have been a LOT better idea than the shorts and slip ons I was wearing. I was under the [apparently VERY misguided impression] that my lawn mower would remove any pesky ‘fire’ ants before my mostly bare feet made contact with them….  UMM…. not so much…. I am now the (proud) recipient of approximately 5000 ant bites…. they burn initially…. then itch like hell for a couple of hours…… but It’s all good~!!

Plans to go out to eat went right out the window as my Bride has been ‘running her gums’ with the “Damn Neighbor” for the last hour or so – so…. about to pass out from hunger… guess I’ll whoop up some hot dogs or something to stave off the pangs now emanating from my belly…… Not sure what I’m doing for pictures for you tonight – so I hope you like whatever I manage to put up~~~~~

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~!!!! ;-)

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