Chart, we have a well and I really starting to worry about running out of the wet stuff if we don't get some serious rain soon! I have about 10 dead trees on my property now due to the drought which will have to be cut down> Grrrrrr!
We've had this property for 6 years and I've never lost that many trees in one year! The only thing is that these are weed trees or fast growing junk trees which I should get rid of anyway.
Last week I lost a live oak (a good tree!) in a quick tease of a storm that only lasted 15 minutes but had some pretty high winds that broke the tree in 1/2 about 12' up. It took me 3 days to cut it down, cut it up and put all the limbs on our ever growing "burn pile" and stack the logs on my log pile> OUCH!!!
I actually sat in a chair while cutting the tree up w/ my chain saw cause I couldn't bend over w/ my crazyback! The chair helped my back a lot but not so much for my neck and hands> (carpol tunnel!) which kept going numb on me> GRRRRR!
GRRRR = Whining!
Chart, did I ever tell you I lived in Austin from 81' to 86'? Oh how I loved that town back then! We moved there right after getting married to get a new start and to get away from all my so called friends that were such a bad influence on me back in the "Just say Yes Days"!!!
I figured my marrage would never last if we stayed in Joisey so we followed the Yellow Brick Road down to the "Heart of Texas"!!! Thats where my oldest Son Joe was born on 6/6/85! He actually has a deploma from U.T. from when he was in a study on new borns, so he's a Long Horn to boot!! His B.D. a couple days ago and the week before he called me and told me he is getting married> Holy Smokes!!!!!!!!!!!!
He wants to get hitched up prior to his deployement to the middle east this July! YIKES! They want to do a Nike Wedding>"Just Do It" in Seattle w/ a Just-O-Pease then do a BIG wedding for her next year when his little Brother (Pete Jr.) can be there as his Best Man of course! If I know my sons, Joe won't get married in a Big Ta-Do wedding w/o his Brother> They are very, very, very, very close!!!
So it looks like that SSD $$$ came at the right time cause We are not going to miss my oldest's weddings> either one of them!!! Now we have to start getting ready! Need to find someone to watch all our pets and maybe water my garden?? That ain't gonna be easy! Anybody want a vacation in Hell> Summer in Fla. to do some house sitting, dog, cat, birds and horse feeding along w/ some garden tending? I think this is the wrong place to be asking w/ Y'all being a bunch of Pain Heads but what the hay!!!
Well my hands are numb and it's time to put my tens on and git goin out to do my afternoon chores (5:30~dark!)
Love ALL Y'ALL!!!
PS> Hey Mikey, this is what you get in lou of fishin stories> lumberjack stories!!!