Long Weekend

It’s that time of year, time to start using my PTO (Personal Time Off) before the end of the year. I’m taking this Friday and the coming Monday off. I have new sway bar end links for the Subie coming Friday and hope to get them install Friday afternoon. Other than that, not much planned.


Just mowed part of the front, about 2,000 Square Feet is all, but it’s getting to the point that I’m having a really hard time mowing that little bit. My right hip doesn’t want to work well and is extremely painful. The thing is, is that it only really hurts when walking on flat land. I haven’t been able to mow the rest of the yard in a long time, only to make a path back to where Griz is. The back of the house has trees starting and the weeds are thigh high.

Okay, Piss On It…

I miss posting out here, not sure why, no-one ever comments, but I’ll start back up anyway. There is a couple posts below that I posted as a private post, but I’m now changing them back to public.


I’m still missing Grizwald big time, and so is Eli. Eli has never stuck so close to me at all times as he does now. We walk by Griz’s grave and Eli always stops a looks. We walked by today and there’s a single milkweed plant growing and on the plant there was a monarch butterfly caterpillar. Griz always liked butterflies. Made me cry.


There was really only one reason I continued to post here, and I’m afraid that’s gone. I wish it wasn’t. Friendship, true friendship, I’m not sure if it exists anymore.

So, I say goodbye, at least for now or maybe forever. Time will tell.

Redesigning The Parking Area

I’ve been slowly redesigning the parking area here at the house. Parking spot was right up to the front door and steps to the deck, so when you step off the last step it’s right onto gravel. I hate that!
Sooo, I’ve been digging and raking the gravel and dirt and moving it to a low area where turns are made. I’m also making the parking area much smaller, I don’t have 4 cars. Now when you step down from the deck it’s grass for about 10 feet, and it’s about 10-15 feet narrower on one side with grass. Still a work in progress, but it’s all most there.
This is a lot of work by hand, shovel and rake, but it’s not like I have front end loader or something.