Sunday, March 14, 2010

The crazy dog and a concrete slab being formed

I thought I would give you an Idea of what we were planning to do. When we arrived we had planned to pour a concrete slab at our son Mark’s place. It will be an alternate to move to when Shirl raises the rent or kicks us out. So.
The other day I went over to start clearing the grass out and as I reported I cut Mark’s phone line. I have spliced it but still have not encased it to keep out the moisture.
It was drizzling, a little so I did not go to Mark’s. I got a call saying ‘THEY’ were laying out the slab and ready to form it up, how wide is the mouth to be. Hold on I will be right there.



Derrick setting a stake, Matt (grandson) getting ready to screw the slab framing to it.

Wanna see a crazy dog? Meet M.J. the Bull, MJ short for Mary Jane. Mark says she thinks she is a cat. It doesn’t matter what it is, she jumps on it if it is rolling.



MJ perched on the Yanmar hood as Mark (son) drives the little toy that used to be mine.

MJ posing for her photo.


She perches on about anything that moves.



She doesn't get frustrated, since she is deaf, the little diesel engine doesn't bother her.




Derrick (works for Mark) and Matt getting the level set.


Mark has to stop to kiss the dog!


Over where the yellow bucket is is where I cut the phone line.


It is Saturday, Luke (Grandson) doesn't work on Saturdays (I think he is union).




He and MJ are enjoying the four wheeler that ran away with me last year. I try to stay away from it.
Well maybe it will dry out and I can get some pictures as "I" pour the slab, like I formed it up! hahahahaha!
TAke care and thanks for coming this way.
Nite Shipslog
PS:

WOULD A FLY WITHOUT WINGS BE CALLED A WALK?
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WHY DO THEY LOCK PETROL STATION BATHROOMS? ARE THEY AFRAID SOMEONE WILL CLEAN THEM?
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Paula, question....IF A TURTLE DOESN'T HAVE A SHELL, IS HE HOMELESS OR NAKED?
LOL







11 comments:

Sayit-baldys said...

LUCKY ME. ONCE WAS DIGGING IN BACK YARD TO PLANT A VERY YOUNG TREE. HAD THE HOLE ALMOST FINISHED AND SHOVED THE SPADE DOWN AND JUST GRAZED THE PHONE LINE BURIED THERE A FEW INCHES DEEP. NO HARM THOUGH A GOOD LESSON TO ALWAYS HAVE A 'CHECK' BEFORE DIGGING. sam

madcobug said...

MJ looks so cute riding on those motorized things, You would think she wouldn't like the vibrations. I got one of those letters once and I sent a reply back asking if they thought I was stupid hahaha. I have got some since then but don't read them, just hit the delete tab.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

oh I like mj,and h0w I wish t0 drive that little t0y.
Wish y0u and sherry a happy m0nday!

Hugs,
blue

Sheila said...

tsk, tsk, what is it with you construction guys and cutting phone lines...ha. Happened twice at our house when they were building the house next door. The telephone guy told me what to do if it got cut again so the second time we were able to splice it until they came and fixed it proper...Take care, Sheila

Paula said...

You got me on that one. I'm still thinking aobut it. I think MJ is the boss of that crew.

Paula said...

Correction: ABOUT is what I meant to say.

Woody said...

I always "loved" working with concrete, still do, wish I was there to help!! I like the smell, the feel and and if I do say so myself can put a pretty good finish on it.

Just got home, very hard day sitting with my sister and watching my Brother in Law as his life slips away!! Tonight will not be a good night for sleeping, will spend some time reading some "Scripture" and "Verse" from the Good Book.

Rain said...

LOVE the doggie photos! LOL...she is so cute!

Ora said...

Hi Jack...and Sherry too...loved all the pictures...and watching the construction...and the puppy dog riding shotgun??? LOL...cute..and yes...we receive those letters...and they go to the delete box...wherever that is LOL...hope the slab is all you want it to be...!!! it is gloomy and chilly here today...good day to read a book....and I am..just taking a break now...and guess what book I am reading ??? LOL...you got it!!! LOL...love and hugs from Ora...and him!!!!

Lucy said...

MJ is the best looking one of all. So Jack you cut the phone line??? I can not believe that a man of the world would do such thing.

ρομπερτ said...

Look indeed like a wonderful afternoon. Hope that the work will be finished soon. A wonderful Tuesday for you all.