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#1 Reverend Blair OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 08:41 PM

Okay, I know I'm not supposed to do this. My doctor has been clear...I'm supposed to spend my weekends sitting in a lawn chair drinking beer all summer long, only without the beer. No ladders, no shovelling, no heavy lifting, no physical labour. Exercise should be low impact and in a controlled environment.

The thing is that people keep offering to give me money for having fun. So far I've lined up a deck build, some tree planting/flower bed building, and just got offered a chance to turn 1-1/2 acres of pasture into lawn. That should keep me busy until the end of June, being that it's just weekend work.

Then I have to go to Saskatchewan and landscape my mother's new yard. We (when I say we, I mean my brother who understands money and such) moved her house from one little town to another so she could be closer to doctors and further from meth fiends. That doesn't pay, of course...one doesn't charge their mother for such things because mothers pay far in advance...but her new neighbour is wondering about a fence and I think I can squeeze that in.

So how, exactly, does one quit doing this kind of work? I mean, I worked for decades to get these calls. Now it's paying off and I'm supposed to say no? I can't really do that. :confuse:

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 08:52 PM

Kinda sounds like you have work waiting that you will enjoy. Just take it easy and enjoy the jobs but at a slower pace. I would much sooner do more work that I enjoy, than some jobs that are just a pain in the butt. I sure wish you the best.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 08:55 PM

Just take it easy and work at your pace. If you feel exertion, stop for a while. Take your recliner with you if you need to.
No one can sit 24 hours a day in a recliner... They have to know that.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 09:39 PM

Rev, Take this at YOUR pace and then you can enjoy the work without breaking yourself.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 10:08 PM

Well, I can only work so slowly. This is weekend work, remember...I got a job driving truck to avoid doing this for a living. The point is that people offer it to me now though. I worked really hard for a long time to get that kind of word of mouth advertising. Now I'm supposed to turn it down. Where were all these offers when I was scrambling for cash?

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:14 AM

Please do make sure you go easy.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:02 AM

Oh, I will, Maynard. I've experienced the joys of crutches and canes. So no concrete, no large hard-scaping, no ladders or stairs, no rock gardens. I'll make sure to keep new insoles in my work boots. I've even got a sometime helper lined up for things like post-holes...funny how they want to work once they discover cars, girls and beer. I'm sticking with light work and staying on the tractor as much as possible. And it's only a couple of days a week, not full time.

I am wondering if anybody makes/made a GT-scale stone picker though. I've heard there's some lucrative work in cottage country...

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:09 AM

Is this what you're looking for?
Rock picker Box Blade Scraper Grader for garden tractors ATVs Quads by AAA Trailers
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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:16 AM

That looks a lot like what I'm thinking of. Thanks.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:16 AM

That's a neat looking implement. Interesting!

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:22 AM

There's a video of it on YouTube.

http://www.google.co...Epn0WAb1FYKl1eA

Jump to the 40 second mark for seeing it in operation.
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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:00 PM

Keep a slow pace Rev. People should understand the reason. Good luck.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:32 PM

I dunno, Dave. Now that I know about that rock picker.... :rolling:

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 07:37 PM

That does work pretty good, don't think I have enough rocks here to buy one, though.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 07:50 PM

I hear that they make a machine to do just about every back breaking task that we can come up with! :laughingteeth: An inventive fellow could make a lot of money adapting those to GT work! I hope that you can maintain the "controlled" portion of you paid exercise program Rev!




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