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~!!!