How did that happen ?

Yesterday was another long tough day clearing trails. I started even earlier hoping to get the high trail to the Sugar Mill done in one day. I was also hoping to capitalize on the cooler morning weather and try to get in some work before the big gray clouds looming over head started pouring on me. Well, the rain started before I even got out of the gate there in the yard – and pretty much rained the entire day……. but – I was armed with better equipment and wanting to see what I could get accomplished. I drove straight up to the mill and set in immediately to work, finishing it off in just under 2 hours. I then proceeded on out the trail as I headed back down the mountain.

Ya know, doing pretty much any kind of work in the rain just sucks. Weed eating in particular…. especially if you’re weed eating over your head (small tree limbs and bushes) – using my new fancy hedge trimmer that attach to the end of the weed eater, pretty much gives you the same results…… wet and covered in small pieces of leaves, grass, thorns and the occasional millipede that apparently likes to hang out in the trees and bushes I was trimming. All I can say is there a lot less of the wormy little beggars up there now. By 2:00 – I was as soggy as any one human being could be, covered in ‘clippings’ and about out of gas (both me and the weed eater) so I packed it up and headed for town, as I had to clean everything and transfer it back to my truck [I thought]. Shawn was there when I got there – and he did most of it for me. So – I didn’t get the entire trail cleared, but didn’t miss it by much….. I’ll finish it off here soon. Maybe.

I came home, peeled my very soggy clothes off and climbed into the shower. My Bride had a drink waiting for me when I came out and announced we were having pizza for dinner [YAY] and she was going to go get it [double YAY]….. she got back and we sat and munched on some fine pizza and had ‘several’ more drinks. I remember sitting down to write you all about my day and that was about it……. I guess I got up and went to bed thinking I was done…… my bad……

We were supposed to work today – one tour at noon – but we had almost monsoon rain for most of the morning and the tour got cancelled (for customer safety reasons mostly) Do you know how wet it has to be to cancel an ATV tour??? Dive shop pinged me and asked if i wanted to make a dive tomorrow and I turned them down…. I’m ready for a day of dry rest. They have already pinged me again and asked if I want to make a dive Monday – that one I jumped on…. rest of the trail and lean to’s are gonna have to wait  😉

Good Night Ya’ll * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!

Loaded and ready to roll….. mostly
‘Before’ picture … my dumb ass forgot to take an after picture
Panoramic shot – first stop on the ATV tour
Huh, excuse me Sir – you have a little something on your face
and your shirt
So much rain my Queen couldn’t get into her parking spot

LOTS of rain this morning
LOTS of rain
My Queen’s parking spot
Fire Ant bites…..
LOTS of them too

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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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