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Oh crikey


I guess this is lawn and garden.

The mail box post had suffered a bad winter - it was about broken through, possibly by a snow plow. Today was the day to spend a half hour or so putting together a new post with the old cross arm and box. Oh boy was I in for a surprise!!! It seems that the last time and when I put that 4x4 treated post in the ground, I must have thought that a bag of concrete would help fill that hole. That bag of 'crete of course flowed into all the nooks and crannies along with those big stones that must have come from somewhere. 3.5 hours later, I'm about done ( paint, but being treated wood, needs a few days of dry out first). That block of 'crete is setting along the curb, waiting for me to throw in my truck for a 'ride'.

Now, you say why not move the post over - well the way my property is shaped, I can't move one way - the driveway, the other, neighbors yard. I could move it to the other side of the driveway - but the way my camper needs to be backed in would be an expensive proposition with the fiberglass plus would look like h3!! in my front yard.

Oh well, no big deal. I'm retired and I have all the time in the world (as the rest of you retirees know)



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See what you get for doing such a good job - - - - - you need some redneck bros to help you with those things biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Bottomline:  Did You Git'er Done????



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Mello Yello wrote:

See what you get for doing such a good job - - - - - you need some redneck bros to help you with those things biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Bottomline:  Did You Git'er Done????


 All done but paint as the treated needs to dry a couple more days.

The new one - NO MORE concretebiggrin



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I had a friend that was a DPS officer and they lived in the country.  Vandals and teenagers were always messing with his mail box.  Either running over it or shooting it for sport and he finally had to get it moved down the hill about a 1/4 mile to where there was a long line of mail boxes mounted on a wooden rail.  He got permission from the PO to put it in the middle with no number on it and the mailbox molestation finally stopped but then he had to drive or walk down the hill to get his mail instead of just across the road in front of his hous.  Hmmmmmm, I guess he must have pzzzzzzzzzz off a lot of young people????



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crikeys rite dave. seems dang near everthing i start on these days winds up to have hitch it somewhere or a couple extra trips to town.specially plumbin.

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geezer69 wrote:

crikeys rite dave. seems dang near everthing i start on these days winds up to have hitch it somewhere or a couple extra trips to town.specially plumbin.


 U2? - - - don't get me started, Mego !



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Mello Yello wrote:
geezer69 wrote:

crikeys rite dave. seems dang near everthing i start on these days winds up to have hitch it somewhere or a couple extra trips to town.specially plumbin.


 U2? - - - don't get me started, Mego !


 Plumbing has to be one of the most confusing things going. Copper and iron are fine, PVC is confusing, then they 'invented' PEX - which means another whole new $et of tool$ a$ well a$ fitting$.

That mail box post - can't blame anyone but me - I did it at least 10 years ago. It would probably have lasted 10 more years, but methinks the town snow plow cowboys did it in with a twist when they shoved that white stuff back and split it length wise. Digging that block of 'crete out (it was at least 18" below grade) did a number on my ancient and achy-breaky back (hmmm, that sounds like a tune title to me!!!)



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you shoulda seen me diggin that new sewer line. 44" deep end . my tanks are 30" under the surface. had to be for proper drainage. i'll have to have em pumped out at some point but for now its doin great. the dry spell last year caused this black soil to crack real bad and pulled the sewer line apart in 2 places. one place bein where it goes into the tank. i just dug a new ditch and started over from the toilet out.with some help from my red headed step child. shes a great kid. this dang black gumbo dirt is allmost impossible to pour a slab on that will stay together without major work and cost. thats why i allways go pier and beam here. if it does move it can be fixed easy. i allways leave room under the floor for easy access and man, it pays off when you need to get under one.our neighbor had his main water line pulled apart up under his house 2 times in just a few months. that was a belly crawl with a army shovel. i helped him the first time but not the last time.

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