Friday, March 5, 2010

West Door

Actually broke a sweat today for the first time in ages. Stacked the last 3 courses of block for the west entrance. Playing with big blocks is the easy part - fetching 5 wheelbarrow loads of sand from 100 yards away and filling the rest of the wall is the sweaty part. Next up - tie in some horizontal rebar, set the forms, and pour the cap. Plenty of friendly longhorns today (including two new ones that figured out the hand feeding thing) but still no Benita. 59,89,40,0

10 comments:

Captain said...

John

You've turned the "The Field Lab" into a world class facility.

"watch your lower back with that wheel barrow" purchase a nice heavy duty garden cart and save your lower back. (my L4-L5 disks are messed up)

maybe you can also rigged up the "field lab dune buggy" as a tow vehicle for heavy loads

fallerya said...

West door still wide enough for Benita horns. Today makes 1 week since last she visited. She might have found another vending machine...

Marlene said...

Maybe Benita is unhappy with so much competition. She's old and set in her ways and all that commotion with longhorns galore and people coming by for tours her sense of peace and quiet is disturbed.

pipsqeek said...

Dito what Captain said.

+ I haven't paid you a visit on the blog in a while and funny to see Benita has her own fan site.

The place looks amazing.

frann said...

The Captain is right..bend with your knees. The older you get the more medical terminology you learn. Keep us updated on the blooming desert.

the pragmatic chef™ said...

I think Benita is out on a book tour signing autographs.

Andy V said...

I believe Benita might be touring the chic galleries of Houston and Dallas with one Ms. Scruffy Jones and her cosmopolitan-type of wine toppers and such hopefully giving full due credit to TFL and Mr. W.

Ted said...

Captain its not the wheel barrows It's those long horn mother cows with little ones to watch out for.

Ted said...

fallerya I remember first part of the week we had Barbuce at the Grubshack.It was kinda tough. I wonder if?

Allen Hare said...

I recon them cows have their own agenda. Who can figure out what a female is up to, anyhow.
It's good to see you creating agani. Good luck with all your work.