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.