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Hallelujah

Couldn’t help it. After all, for today’s performance we will have about a 100 member-chorus, the city symphony, and four soloists (flown in from around the country[!]).

Christ is risen!

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Today

Today will start with as much yard work I can fit in before 10:00, at which point I go to final rehearsal for the Messiah performance on Sunday.

Should be home before 4, at which point I will attempt to fit in as much yard work as I can before dark. Probably would have been better off skipping this year, life’s so crazy right now, but it’s such great music, and, hey, SDG.

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Emptying my pockets

Let’s see, there’s…
sawdust
sawdust
And more sawdust!
We successfully cut down that huge elm on the back of the pasture, and only a little but of it went into the canal!

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No rest for the anyone. At all.

With two days left in this pay period I’m already well over 80 hours, so now that I finally have a weekend where I don’t have to go to work-work, it’s finally time to house-work! Maybe digging up pipes and PVC cement, or maybe some chainsaw’n! Or maybe, just maybe… both! What a fun, restful, and relaxing weekend this will be.

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So I didn’t have to go out to that stupid dam today, though I did have to do a bit of work-from-home, and then the neighbor came over and said they were going to burn the fence, so I went out to help. Wound up getting most of that stupid dead willow at the back of the field, though unfortunately the elm trees back there didn’t go up in a wall of flame to save me from the chainsaw (which will happen at some point). Took a shower, and now under plans to go visit the local brewery, where they are having craftbeer sample day! $10 at the door to try out the beers from 11 different Western Slope breweries. Fun times.

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huh

It’s kinda weird to see the interwebz getting lighting up their torches over something local to you. Just FYI.

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Seen in the grocery store parking lot

A Mercedes with a “I am the 99%” bumper sticker.

I hope that was supposed to be ironic.

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Fly away

My mother just left for Japan. Spring Break, doncha know.  Home alone for the next week and a half. Alone meaning me, three dogs, two cats, and nine chickens.

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Score

When I got home today, I noticed that someone had burned part of our ditchbank, stopping at where we had stopped ripping the old fence out. As I was wandering around, I saw some Men In Trucks coming back down the canal. I waved at them and they stopped; turns out the water district was burning bank today. I said “So, you guys want to do the rest?” We have a burn permit, but just haven’t gotten to it yet. “Sure,” the foreman said, “We just didn’t want to burn any of your wooden fence posts.” Since we were in the process of tearing out the fence anyway, I figure that having a few less posts to deal with and having someone else do the burning was a double win. So I decided to go in for the kill… “Want to tear out those elm trees at the end of the field while you’re at it?” Being that the water district doesn’t like having trash trees growing right next to their ditches, sucking in water and spitting out branches and leaves and, well, trash, they even took me up on that one! They said they’d probably be back tomorrow, so hopefully by the time I get home my entire weekend to-do list (and more!) will have been taken care of by someone who isn’t me, and who I didn’t have to pay!

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Easy come easy go

Filed my taxes yesterday.

Good news: I get $200 back from the state of Colorado.

Bad news: I get to write a $700 check to the Federal Government.

Oh well, at least I wasn’t giving them an interest-free loan.

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I got nothin’

Too much work too little play brain not doing so good send help
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Righting the wrongs of the past

So last week was grouting the outlet, and this week is fixing the big cut they made back in September to fix the leaking gate which caused the culvert washout which you may or may not remember.  So I’m back out there for more 12 hour days.  Hopefully not many.  And hopefully this whole debacle can be taken care of and I can go back to my normal schedule, and my boss can go home and get a good night’s sleep (which he hasn’t done in a week and a half).  Life is like a box of chocolates–you never know what you’re gonna get.  Sometimes you get one that has a super hard caramel center that pulls out your fillings so you have to go to the dentist, and sometimes they’ve got those disgusting pink super-sweet “strawberry” flavored fillings that make you want to puke.

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Boots

Those Merrels had an ok run, I guess, but I kind of abused them by using them for work, and a silly design flaw (the seam on the side of the boot) failed a while back which completely took away the whole “waterproof” thing. (As an aside, I find it very annoying that I seem to wear out boots while the tread still looks pristine. Shouldn’t that be the part that wears out the fastest?)

So this time I went and bought some real work boots, Wolverine something-or-anothers, from the old boot shop downtown.

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More $$$ than the Merrels were last year, but I figure if I can get two years out of them I’ll still be out ahead. Next I need to get a new pair just for hiking.  With the insoles I bought with them (stupid high arches) they seem plenty comfy, and the bottom piece of leather is solid all the way around, so hopefully they won’t do this.  Time will tell, as they say.

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Among other things

So I am going out to my dam to do lotsalotsa monitoring today; they’re grouting the outlet to fix a leak, and we don’t really want to plug the drains in there with cement. Drains are there for a reason, and that’s to DRAIN water that would otherwise be moving through the dam proper, taking material with it. Plug the drains, fail the dam. And I’m the one who gets to make sure that doesn’t happen while everyone else is busy doing the actual work. Responsibility, whee.

But all this means that I’m out there early and will leave late, and this is probably all you’re going to get from me today, unless I get a free moment and post a picture or something.

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