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Picking stuff up and putting it down ... outside.

Monday, April 07, 2014

On Friday there was a note next to the coffee pot:
"Clean up the back yard. I want the corner back. EVERYTHING MUST GO. Even the arbor."

Make that "arbors".

There was a corner in the yard where all the tailings of past project collected: two gated arbors, several 6 x 6s, eight foot long each, and blocks. Twenty of those blocks were 80 pounds each. Everything to the landfill. Those blocks and the smaller ones constituted three trips to the land fill on the other side of the City. (The non-rock stuff could go to the local acceptance center.) Let's see: three trips to the other side of the City is three round trip through the Tunnel at $4 a trip ...$24 in tolls just to get rid of some rock in the landfill.

OK. Just $20 in tolls since I went to Mom's yesterday after the last trip. The trip on which I ran out of gas and had to buy a one gallon can for $10. So that comes to $30 just to get rid some stone at the landfill.

(Mom was not having a great day because the entire time I was there she was chuckling. I think my showing up unannounced threw her to much of a curve and she was nervous? confused? Anyway, next I go up I know to call first so she knows I am coming over.)

Today was a carbon copy of yesterday so I attacked the wood pile. It needed to be moved so I can put up a storage shed ... yes another project. That was about four hours more of picking stuff up and putting it down outside. But that was some really good exercise.

Tomorrow it's supposed to rain all day.

Probably a good day to tackle the cellar ... again.
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  • BOPPY_
    As Usual -- Gaspic! emoticon

    Your stories like this one are definitely epic, but in some anti-dramatic, alternate universe sense.

    They are definitely sagas, in some anti-heroic, heroic sense. (Yes, an intentional contradiction, on my part.)

    What makes them riveting, however, is your stoic attitude in carrying them out, and in your slightly askew observations about the process, almost as if you're in them and an outside bemused observer -- all at the same time.

    I think they deserve their own name. My nomination is "gaspic" -- an abbreviated contracted anagram of 'saga' & 'epic'.


    Lee emoticon

    P.S. What does "WMBO" stand for? How does she feel about such "billing"? emoticon
    1415 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/9/2014 12:32:21 PM
    Gee all it takes is a note next to the coffee pot? SHE (WMBO) has a powerful pen! emoticon

    You are definitely getting in a great strength and conditioning workout while helping the State economy via tolls.
    1417 days ago
    Ah, but all that exercise! Movement is priceless but running out of gas, not so great!
    1417 days ago
  • GENRE009
    I had small stones, but they were very heavy. I put it into a box with some plastic and paper bags around it. little buy little the garbage truck manager to get ride of it. but if they thought it was dirt, or stones they would have not even picked up garbage at my house. then I called around, and got rid of the other things. I am trying to go room by room, getting rid of clutter. After all you don't want to overwhelm your kids when you die with your junk. They say a cluttered house is a cluttered mind. but I don't know if I believe that. Cause what happens if there is no clutter? I have an empty mind?
    1417 days ago
    Wow, and I though I was doing well cleaning out my junk drawers!
    1418 days ago
    At least it will be nice when it's done
    1418 days ago
    isn't it fun to "clean" up???? emoticon
    1418 days ago
    emoticon Makes one feel good to get stuff done!
    1418 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Sounds like a busy time, but a great workout.

    Have a good day
    1418 days ago
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