I was supposed to meet up with Island ‘Son‘ Shawn around 9:00 this morning to head up to the mountain top for clearing some of the more over grown trails. Wouldn’t you know it– JUST before time to head up that way – we got hit with the God-awfulliest rain you ever want to see. Via messenger, we agreed, waiting a bit might be the prudent thing to do. A smidge longer than I would have care for — but I was finally in motion. Showed up at the yard… switched the weed eater, string, gas, etc…… in to the ‘bus‘ and away went. A bit of a communication FUBAR at the start… which is not uncommon between the [smart] branch of the military [USAF] and the Marines……. the “style” wanted for clearing some of the ATV path’s………but once it was established……. we were off like a herd of turtles………… You NEVER really appreciate just how much trails are up on that mountain top – until you start walking them with a weed eater hanging from one arm with a hedge trimming blade on it and a pair of heavy shears in the other hand…….. Good God Gerdy…… there is a LOT of trails up there…… and right now they are ALL overgrown…….. check that – were – overgrown. I would like to think my Island “son” was worried about leaving me on the height of a Rain forest mountain top, sweating profusely and afraid I would stroke out in the process……… but he [graciously] left me to contend for myself and HELL to be paid………. (no faith in us old Air Force guys) 😉 I think we finally wound up with probably 80% that Shawn wanted to get done……. I [honestly] was happy we quit where we did —- That 10 lbs of hedge trimmer head on that weed eater was starting to feel like 50 lbs to me – and I was a close to done as I wanted to be. We had a nice conversation on the way down from the mountain………. I was secretly hoping he was ‘off’ tomorrow and we had another day of trails to do…… but apparently – at least a couple of trails rides to do tomorrow…… I’m reasonably sure TS Elsa is going to send us some more $hit weather…… so I am going to do a couple of dives in the morning – then run up the mountain top and clean up the two scenic over views…….. Gotta love my retired life….. so tired I hate myself — and wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have all this stuff to do to hate my self about~~~~~~~~~~~
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