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#1 Reverend Blair OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 06:19 PM

It's raining again and I didn't have anything to do, So I didn't.

 

Except I cleaned the garage and arranged all my wrenches so I can find them.  And I got tired of random drill bits laying about in the tool box and fastener container, so I built a box to throw them in.  

 

While I was doing that the table saw kicked a bit of plywood back into my belly and hip bone.  It was hard enough that I saw stars.  Took the better part of two beer before I felt right.

 

Then I fixed the compressor.  Nothing big...just a drain-cock...but as humid as it's been, I really wanted to get the moisture out.

 

 

After that I put a new wire brush on my bench grinder.  Been meaning to do this for weeks, but I never quite got around to it.

 

So then I was out of things to do.  I wandered out in the drizzle and looked at the garden.  I finally have peas, or at least pods that will become peas when they grow up.  The pumpkins are suffering from too much water, which I've never seen in a pumpkin before.  The Amish Deer Tongue lettuce (yes, I did plant it just because of the name, but it's really good on burgers) has gone wild.

 

Also, a deer tried to tackle the fence last night, so I had to get out the tractor and a chain and pull the post back, then whack it into relative solidity with a sledge hammer and shovel some limestone into the leftover gap.

 

Now I'm tired of doing nothing, so I came back in the house. 

 


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 06:49 PM

   Sometimes doing nothing is hard work :D


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:09 PM

For not doing anything today, you sure got a lot done!


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Send the rain up here. With the sandy soil, we can handle 3 inches a week. All summer long. The pumpkin stems had to be wrapped around the river birch and sent back, they're 15' out of their raised bed and show no signs of following my wife's instructions.

It's good to hear you have lettuce, my wife used the three tier cedar planter boxes for hers. The three tiers are labeled buck, doe, and fawn. I got in some warm water writing that on there, btw.

I pulled our peas, they dried up. Green beans by Tuesday or Wednesday, though. Kale is almost large to start picking, and the onion shallots are next.

Yesterday morning there was a doe coming across the road when I went out at 4 am. It kept coming across when I opened the door, so I grabbed the 454 in cause it was rabid. It ran back when I came out the second time. I was nervous, I thought I was going to have to use the gun or my MH81 'Hey, Bear!' voice.
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Sometimes a goof off day is the best medicine. Tom
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Not doing anything gets more stuff done than actually working at times.


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Sometimes being lazy and relaxing can be exhausting. Also, I've found accidental work can be more strenuous than intentional..
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Posted July 14, 2014 - 05:35 AM

Sounds like a lot was accomplished on a rainy day! 



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 08:46 AM

I ended up cleaning out my attached garage sunday.  Threw a bit of a fit because no one puts anything back where it belongs.  I built a shelf for my wife to put the kid's toys back on, of course they were scattered all over the garage and I had to move a bunch of stuff before I could even get to my table saw to cut some wood up for a little project.

 

I ended up cutting the wood, then getting bitter and cleaned the entire garage, and moved all the toys and the shelf into the basement.  Told them if any toys are on the garage floor they will be thrown away or driven over. 

 

Oddly I found a hospital tag under the stairs from the original owner of the house.  He was born 2/27/1918!  I pondered for a bit how much history he had seen, and how he most likely watched his father build the house in 1923.  Pretty interesting. 


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Posted July 18, 2014 - 07:11 PM

I love old stuff like that.  We've found a lot of newspapers in the walls and floors while renovating.  We always put the modern paper in the same place before the rebuild.


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 06:01 PM

I do too. I have lost a whole days work because of finding something neat in a wall or under a floor.

I bought an egg crate once that was pretty old. In it was a news paper from 1932. I carefully pulled it all out and read it. Neat stuff in there.
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Posted July 20, 2014 - 02:04 AM

    Back in the day we tore down old buildings to get the lumber--- found many neat things including a medal from the Battle of Delhi in the eighteen hundreds!


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