This was the back yard of our last house. This was going to be sort of a home base, knowing a lot of dirt had to be moved I called my friend Sticky and his Yellow Cat.
Sticky is known in our area as one who can work dirt. He is a natural, and as far as I know has not used an instrument to gauge his ‘grade’ (level).
I gave Sticky an idea of what I wanted and turned him loose.
Look at our house in the back ground, this house has been remodeled so many times it has 7 different roof lines.
I couldn’t be out done, I had to get my little red tractor into the action. (smile)
About right here Sticky stopped the loader and came to find me. “Jack I’m sorry, but I hit your sewer line.”
I looked and he had skinned the top of my 4” line. Believe it or not, that is exactly what I needed. There was a small crack, just perfect for my sewer line cut & connection for the motorhome. He smiled when I said thanks. It actually was a GOOD accident.
After a few weeks and using a paver Sticky recommended. we had black top.
Three men and a lady dump truck driver and it was soon done.
Then replacements for the old boat storage shelter
Then we had a nice place for the Motor home and a place for Stella to play.
You cannot see it well, but in the back ground the storage buildings have been converted to a small one room efficiency complete with washer/dryer, bathroom and a combination kitchenette and bedroom. Which is the college home for Luke, Stella’s uncle.
The house with 7 roof lines is the home of Stella and her mama. The RV & Car ports are our home when we are in the area.
The side by side transition.
I was just sitting here thinking of my friend Sticky. He isn’t in good health. Since I don’t plan on building anymore, that is probably the last job I will work with Sticky.
I enjoy thinking of good times.
Since we travel a lot, I didn’t see Sticky for two years after I wrote the book ‘Sticky’. And then I was in town and we met at Bojangles accidently. He grabbed me in a bear hug and whispered, “You made me Famous.”
A flying car that never got off the ground.