Roofing, mowing and pizza~!

Up after a much better night’s sleep than I was anticipating (for reasons I don’t want to go into yet) – felt reasonably rested and ready for the day……. or so I thought. The ‘plan‘ was to get the roof on the porch at Gecko’s so I could free up my schedule for diving. Now keep in mind……. it’s been probably [conservatively] 35+ years since I have done any kind of roofing…… let alone a corrugated metal roof…… and working by myself [admittedly by my design]. After a wonderfully nutritious, delicious breakfast – I headed into the yard to start my task. I had to dig through a pile of salvaged sheet metal to get my “roofing” material, measure and cut to length before I even got started. It was early and already hot. As I soaked my shirt in sweat and wiped my brow, I flashed back a “hundred years” sitting on top of some of the biggest barns in Posey County – doing the same thing with my Dad. I don’t miss the work anymore – but it was sure a great memory~~~ A couple of hours of profuse sweating…. a ‘blue dozen’ trips up and down the ladder and the roof on the porch was finally done. As the shade finally made it to where I was at, I took my time and put in the flashing and buttoned up the job. I like to think Dad was watching and was happy with my work. A lesson, hard learned and easily remembered from a time long, long ago. I miss you Dad.    I spent a little extra time working on the entry door, that is sagging solely from pi$$-poor design…..  I worked on it until I was tired of messing with it….. I have got it about 90% to where it needs to be. I’m going to have to talk/show the owner what I think I need to do to get it right…………. Finally had all I could take, cleaned up the place and headed home to my Queen. In true Schotzie fashion….. she had me a drink made to help welcome me home. Enjoying the icy cold mixture of Vodka and Crancherry…. I couldn’t help but notice the yard was looking really ‘ratty‘. It didn’t take much convincing from me – to talk myself into getting out the lawn mower and rectifying the situation. An hour later under a still very warm setting sun….. the lawn was mowed and I felt a whole lot better about it….. although my back was saying “hold on fat boy – you’re not 21 anymore~!” Yard done, sweat finally [mostly] dried….. my Bride offered to go after pizza while I hopped in the shower…… HELL YEAH~!!!!! Back with dinner – the Pizza was on point….. we had Blacklist playing on the boob tube and got to watch an awesome sunset….. what a great ending to a long but damn dang productive day~! A couple of ATV tours tomorrow….. so more pictures of ATV’s in mud puddles…….

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

Happy Birthday Jayney~! I hope it was a really great day for you~!!!

My Handy work……
Should provide shade and keep everybody dry
Glad to be done with this job……
Look at the gorgeous blue eyes on this little doll
Pizza Gusto pizza – all meat with extra cheese~!


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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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