aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Return from Wilderstead

I went out to Wilderstead to do some work this week. First, I went to Lawrenceburg on Wednesday and rented a mini-excavator to dig some footers. Then I went out to the holler. It was sweltering, even at 5:00 p.m. The mini was delivered Thursday morning shortly after 9:00 a.m. I got to work digging a French drain above the excavation site, for practice, then made an attempt to dig footers. It looks like a dog's breakfast. Oy. Still, I moved a lot of dirt. I'm going to have to finish them up by hand and use forms. Ah, me. Make haste slowly.


The big double sycamore that's been leaning over the creek at more and more extreme angles for several years now has finally come down. I need to cut away the branches; there's no clearing the big logs with my little chain saw. The good news is that I may have solved the problem of putting a footbridge across the creek! On Friday, I thought I'd be productive and start in on the sawing, but my chain saw was cranky, and pulling it made my head spin. I decided I had no business working in the afternoon, even down in the relative coolth of the creekbed.


A kitty cat appeared at my open cabin door this morning. Some of the local mildlife just checking me out. It scampered off when I greeted it. A barn cat of one of the neighbors, I'm guessing. It was all grown up and looked well fed.

I'd post more pix, but my battery died soon after I got there. Boo, hoo. In other news, I got home about 2:30 today and after some rest and catching up on the 'net, took a shower and shaved. I'd lost three and a half pounds out in the holler! I'm probably dehydrated, so that won't stay off, but still. It feels good to be (relatively) svelte.


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