Thursday, February 23, 2006

Putting in Fences

Can you say, "I hate caliche"? Digging holes in the Southwest has to be one of my least favorite tasks. Actually, I don't think that I like to dig in any part of the country.

I would like to offer some of the better hole digging techniques. The best diggers are children so it only makes sense to let them dig while you pretend to work at other tasks. Offer them money when they become disillusioned with the task but do remember that offering and paying are different topics. As the payer, always remember to negotiate the price for these services after the task is complete. Use your wife as a reason to not immediately know how much the task is worth. "I'll have to ask your mother what she thinks it is worth." Praise any digging efforts even though the hole may be five times the diameter necessary as it is much easier to fill un-needed space back in. Try to remember if there is anything that they already owe you for so that you may get at least twice its value. It may even be a good idea to buy them something so that you can proceed to overcharge for it.

Did I mention that I hate caliche?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Finally - a new post.

It has been a whirlwind! Sinus/nasal surgery for removal of polyps seems to have been a success. I can actually breath without opening my mouth. I did learn that microsurgery plus outpatient is not equal to painfree. Overall it was not toooooo bad. I am still enjoying the saline with baking soda nasal rinses. Area you grossed out yet?

Not to be tied down to one event at a time, I also changed jobs. Woohoo! I really like the new company.

Since I am almost allowed to do manual labor, we ordered fence material to redo the old one that is propped up by a variety of devices. It is a good thing that this portion of the fence is not visible from the front as I am sure that the HOA would not appreciate our creative fence support efforts. My daughters say that they will help. Digging holes for fence posts is very good for building upper body strength. Hint, hint.

The tub surround to replace the old tile for the upstairs bathroom should arrive tomorrow. I think that removing old ceramic tile is also good for building upper body strength. Someone mentioned that they wanted to build more upper body strength if you haven't already figured that out yet.

Enough fun, back to work.