Sunday, October 21, 2018

Filling The Boots

Retiring from the Fire Department in 2002, each and every Labor Day Weekend for twenty years, the Pres spent many hours "filling the boot" (Firefighters MDA).

Last week, it was a different kind of boot.  Removing the caps of the "boots" he made for each of the six pillars that hold the pergola, he  added bags of small stone.  Not only will it stabilize the pillars but also prevent rodents from nesting.  If any water does seep in through the sealed joints, the stone will also help with draining I was told.



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Filling The Boots

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Friday, October 19, 2018

The Sleeping Rock

On my way home from an excursion, I decided to stop and look for ducks at a cozy, little spot.  With my peanut butter and honey sandwich in one hand, and camera sling strap draped across my body, I followed the path toward the water.


No ducks.
Hearing the cry of the Bald Eagle made my eyes immediately focus on the tall white pines on the island in the distance as the rock continued to sleep peacefully in the marsh.   



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The Sleeping Rock

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Making Boots...May Be Ongoing

Building the pergola over the Summer, the Pres apparently decided the other day that it was time to complete the project.  

The Pres is known for that...at least when he does something here at home.  It's interesting, when he does a project for someone else, he always finishes it.  Yet, doing projects at home for all the years we've been together, he never completes it.  Saving "something" for a later date, when he feels like doing it, it has become his trademark.  Over our years together, I've often asked him if he intentionally leaves it unfinished job for security.  Of course, he always denied it.  But he's never been able to answer the question either.

This past weekend, when I heard the sound of his saw and watched as sawdust flew through the air, I honestly didn't know what to expect.  




Then, I began to watch the process of "making boots"...section by section, piece by piece, screw by screw. Seeing (not merely watching BUT SEEING) the Pres work, it suddenly didn't matter when a project would be completed.  What mattered was he was happy

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Making Boots 


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One more thing.
Eavesdropping on a conversation between the Pres and our neighbor, I heard the Pres say he still wasn't done because he wanted to remove the caps and fill the bases with small stones which would prevent shifting.






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