aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

A wonderful Saturday

collinsmom and I went to Milan this morning to finally pick up her new car. We closed the deal on a used Prizm last weekend, but they had to fix the A/C and install cruise control, and we wound up waiting over a week for it to get all done. But now we have three vehicles for two persons. We'd ditch one, but the likeliest candidate is Jade (the truck), and trucks are just too necessary sometimes.

Well, she came back home to do stuff while I went on out to Wilderstead. I spent the next three and a half hours mending barbed wire fence up and down the side of the hill. I've got about a third of the whole fenceline done now. It was hot, tiring work, but very rewarding to get done. Last week I walked the whole fenceline, putting up new No Trespassing signs. Property lines are like broken windows in the city: if you neglect fixing them, you invite people to violate boundaries, and stuff gets worse.

At the end of the work, I was standing over the creek. The sky was a brilliant blue with puffy clouds and the sun was shining strongly. The creek was full of cold, rushing water. I was in the middle of nowhere. So I shucked my clothes and went and sat down on a rock in knee-deep water, then lay back and let the creek rush over my bod. Gloriosky! Ain't nothin' like it.

Then I got dressed, packed up, and returned to civilization. Walked the dog, petted the cat. We have a dinner gathering in a nearby town this evening. Oughta be fun.

Life is good.

  • What does the sign signify?

    I read an interesting investigative blogpost on the Eagle Rank recently which confirmed my impressions of what is going on with Scouting’s highest…

  • My goodness, has it been that long?

    This spring is the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation. (It’s also the 30th anniversary of my Ph.D. commencement.) The three most useful…

  • On preaching

    My first appointment as a student pastor was in 1976. With only a year of seminary under my belt, I was made the pastor of three churches. Every…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment