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Day Three

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Three things first off -

1. I now know why they sell 8$, 12$ and 33$ shovels. It's clear now the 8$ isn't really for shoveling at all, more for .. girly things or pretending to shovel. The 12$ I'm not too impressed with either, though it didn't begin making that popping sound warning us it was about to split until it was put under extreme pressure. I haven't yet purchased the 33$ shovel and I'm trying to avoid it at all costs -- but the day is young and we have about 10 hours yet to go on the project until completion, and that's probably an underestimate at that.

2. The cutesy little turnstyle water hose roll up plastic contraptions? Those don't work, don't waste your money.

3. The patch of skin on the back of your neck will completely and totally transform into burned, seared, melting flesh if a. your hair is up in a ponytail, and b. you're not sunscreened up, so, take heed of this next time you take on a ridiculous household chore that by half way through it becomes painfully obvious you should be paying someone to do.

Alright -- so we've always had a problem with runoff water from the gutters washing the dirt over the sidewalk and basically just being annoying there on that spot next to the bay window. So Bighead decided he'd dig a 3 ft hole and fill it with drainage rock and fill it with a liner and box it in. Tip : You always need 3 times the rock you think you're going to need. But, you may want to overbuy so you can suck up project time going back and forth to Lowe's while others are doing the labor -- though, keep in mind the people at Lowe's are going to look at you funny if your arms and legs (and face) have dirt on them; especially if you've managed to spill a Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper down your light coloured T-shirt and haven't changed it, cause you're only going to get dirtier as the day progresses. I don't think I'll ever have bad thoughts about people in hardware stores who're filthy, ever again, those people are more than likely working very hard and shouldn't be discounted because they're covered in dirt.
19th Mar 2006, 13:39   | tags:,,