Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Man's idea of FUN...

EVIDENCE of a man's idea of fun........................
(and no, Laner, these are not Donnie's boots!)

Ok, so now that you see PART of the end result, I best explain...

As we were leaving Gabe's on Sunday...

"Hey guys, that was fun!".... this was said by Donnie.

I'm not sure I would have put the weekend in quite those same terms IF I had been doing what they were...building a fence. I was informed that SUSAN HELD THE FENCE...but since my name isn't Susan, well, I didn't feel TOO guilty! I DID refill a lot of water bottles - does that count?

Now Gabe's fence left a little to be desired. He's been talking about replacing it...and somehow, it all worked out that Donnie offered to come up and help on the same weekend that Ron and I would be there...thus A WORK PARTY!

Here's the "BEFORE" pictures:




I believe Ron was THE KING OF DEMO...that 'demo' being short for DEMOLITION. He LOVES to knock things down...punch holes, etc. He was definitely the handy man in this regard!

After the old fence was history (although if you missed it too much, there was always THE PILE you could longingly gaze at and reminisce about the old fence...) it was time to start setting poles. Donnie seemed to have this down to a science. Seeing as the fence was in panels, the poles had to be EXACTLY 8' apart - I think.
This house you can now see, is NOT Gabe's house.



Once the first two poles were set, it was time for the first panel... ta da................
And then panel number two.............drum roll..................

I realize this looks pretty easy...so I best show the POST HOLE DIGGING OPERATION...

Gabe and Donnie worked up a SWEAT! Ron was doing a marvelous job of supervising. You may have noticed as you intently marveled at these pictures, that Ron has a change of clothes! Yep, these are definitely the same day...it's just that those of us who know and love ole Ron know that he has different outfits for different tasks. Take shoes, for instance. He has his "take out the garbage" shoes... his "run out and get the paper" shoes (which OF COURSE are NOT the same as the garbage shoes!) He use to have his "pooper scooping shoes, but since we lost our canine companions, well, I don't know what happened to those shoes! He's got the 'mowing the lawn' shoes...do you get the picture? However, I actually think the change in his OUTFIT had to do with HEAT...

The third panel went up...
...and after every panel, a new pole had to be leveled and set...

Hey, look at that! That's how far they got for the day...8 panels! That little white section is NOT part of the finished product. That's part of the '...to be continued...'

Now if you will recall, I mentioned earlier in this post about "THE PILE." Well, for your viewing pleasure, I present it in all its glory!
Like I said, this was a man's idea of a FUN DAY!

3 comments:

Gabe said...

A man's idea of fun??? You must be crazy!!! It was fun considering... considering we were using shovels, spud bar and the now infamous billdookey! Look it up Snoop!!

Gabe said...

And by the way....

Thanks to all of you who were there... both for the work (Donnie) and the supervision (Snoop!).

It was fun.

Judy said...

How about all that filling of the water bottles? j/k

You know how I love it when we're all together? Josh, Erica, and Thalia would have made it more FUN...Joshua would probably have agreed with Donnie about it being a FUN DAY!