Southern Man

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Land Work Day 3

After another restful night in The Trailer Southern Man finished clearing out the front part of The Barn and scraped and swept and scraped and swept and scraped and swept some more and now the concrete floor is approaching a state where you can actually see some of it through the red dirt stains. Those mud daubers sure did a heck of a job in there. Southern Man used to leave them be but now he has two cans of wasp spray and kills them on sight.

Then Southern Man was surprised by a visit from Southern Father (who comes out every now and again to work that county on his ham radio and bird watch and such) and Teen Daughter The Elder, who hadn't been out to The Land in probably a decade. She was not particularly impressed.

Southern Father radios while Teen Daughter watches. Why, yes, she did chop off most of her hair.

After they left Southern Man went back to La Casa to shower and change and wait for Teen Daughter and when she arrived we ran some errands and took care of some financial tasks for her and got drinks at Jamba Juice and came home and chatted a while. Then she left and Southern Man gathered up a few things and headed back out for the night...


At Wednesday, August 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought she was a blonde?

At Wednesday, August 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you planning to plant trees on your land? Ever pond/lake area needs lots of trees...think shade.

Are you yourself going to build your dream/retirement home or will you have someone else build it for you?

You could always hire a team to do most of it but you could finish off the inside stuff on your own. That is what my dad and mom did. Cheaper that way they said.

At Thursday, August 09, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pineapple and Banana are good at Jamba Juice. You should try it.

Are you excited about your upcoming move? It is a big step going out there. Hope you get running water soon.

At Thursday, August 09, 2012, Blogger Southern Man said...

LOL! She was blonde but had it dyed back to something near her natural color when she got it cut.

Yes, I am excited. It will be a great adventure, and one with no real risks - if it doesn't work out, I'll just get another apartment in town. The only down sides are the lack of running water and (even more annoying) slow or non-existent cell phone and Internet service. More trees will have to wait until at least a windmill and ground-water well are in place. I already have the windmill tower and head; just need a shallow well to put it on.


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