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just in from mowing the lawn...I seed & feed Sat..and yesterday..

lawn still looks like crap....rain for next 5 days. 

 

I will over seed it inbetween rain....do repairs and edge sometime next

week...

 

if that doesn't work.  I'm going to add gas and burn..than paint

the dirt green..

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3 hours ago, richieb said:

 

Toughest job I ever had as an 18 year old senior summer job "hod" carrier for three brick layers. We are 

talking 1971 and paid $5/hour, huge money for a kid back then. Carrying cinder blocks, pavers, mixing and 

wheel barrowing  cement will make a man out of you quickly. Dark tan and fairly chiseled by mid-summer but all I could 

was go home and go to bed. Those guys worked the shitt out of this punk. You don't realize how heavy a big shovel full of cement weighs when you're slinging it over your head to a scaffold or pushing a full barrow of cement on a 

2x8. I think I need a nap just thinking about it ---

3-1 ratio is what killed you...that's impressive though if you kept up. 

I grew up in it, had 4 older and 1 younger brothers all in it also. My Dad was a lifetime mason, going strong at 88. It feels like he could crush my hand by shaking it.

I had fun growing up with it. My dad always had 5-10 employees and my brothers. To me a day with them was like going to the gym, playground, and the bank.

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Just now, Ceptorman said:

3-1 ratio is what killed you...that's impressive though if you kept up. 

I grew up in it, had 4 older and 1 younger brothers all in it also. My Dad was a lifetime mason, going strong at 88. It feels like he could crush my hand by shaking it.

I had fun growing up with it. My dad always had 5-10 employees and my brothers. To me a day with them was like going to the gym, playground, and the bank.

I bet is hands where like sandpaper ..

 

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6 minutes ago, dirtmudd said:

just in from mowing the lawn...I seed & feed Sat..and yesterday..

lawn still looks like crap....rain for next 5 days. 

 

I will over seed it inbetween rain....do repairs and edge sometime next

week...

 

if that doesn't work.  I'm going to add gas and burn..than paint

the dirt green..

Mike...Is rain coming your way? We've had 5" in the last two days and 2-3 more tomorrow. It looked to be heading towards you.

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1 minute ago, Ceptorman said:

Mike...Is rain coming your way? We've had 5" in the last two days and 2-3 more tomorrow. It looked to be heading towards you.

accuweather says rain in 50 minutes...and thur Saturday..

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Just now, dirtmudd said:

I bet is hands where like sandpaper ..

 

They're quite a bit smoother today, he actually quit working at age 50, but kept the company for 15 more years. He stays busy today. His last kick was building  small masonry birdhouses, before that was building all my brothers and 1 sister birdhouses.....an exact copy of the one they live in. Took him a couple years.

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Wells Fargo golf tournament going on at Eagles Nest right up the road.  Got the pro-Am in yesterday.  May get in todays round but expecting rain tonight and in the morning:mellow:

 

Bill about that house......"it's big".  Old golf ad on TV a few years back.

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Trish loves the ocean Mike.  Originally from Wheeling, she really enjoys the coastal life style.......sometimes getting up at 5 am just to go to the beach and watch the sun rise.  I admire her enthusiasm and energy.  Tennis 3x a week, bike riding, walks on the beach, fishing, working on her house, she....does circles around me:rolleyes:

 

Yep dtel.....I'm a lucky guy.

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Afternoon gang

 

Finely got the first coat of "Snowroof"(like rubber paint for Rv roofs)

Thinned the hell outta this stuff, another coat was counted on anyway, so really with an airless, i'll just keep spraying coats till i have a white roof!

One coat so far and it tinted the black roof slightly white.

2hrs between coats.

Time for a Guinness, tastes good on this 90+day on the cave roof.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tarheel said:

Trish loves the ocean Mike.  Originally from Wheeling, she really enjoys the coastal life style.......sometimes getting up at 5 am just to go to the beach and watch the sun rise.  I admire her enthusiasm and energy.  Tennis 3x a week, bike riding, walks on the beach, fishing, working on her house, she....does circles around me:rolleyes:

 

Yep dtel.....I'm a lucky guy.

sounds like she's a good one Chuck!

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Bombay Sapphire: Canada recalls gin over too strong alcohol content

The recalled bottles on gin with the batch number codeImage copyrightCANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY Image captionThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued pictures of the recalled gin with the batch code

Bottles of a popular gin have been recalled across Canada after a batch was found to contain nearly twice the amount of advertised alcohol.

Officials said the 1.14 litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin should have had 40% alcohol content by volume when the actual figure was 77%.

They said the problem had been traced back to the production line.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said no illnesses associated with the gin had been reported.

Drinks giant Bacardi, which distributes Bombay Sapphire, said the affected batch was believed to have only been sold in Canada.

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