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    • May 16, 2018 7:39 AM EDT
      • Saint Johns, Florida
         
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Well awesome day. A winner for the books. After a 10 hour day at work I came home went to Lowe's and bought some plants for the RR. Came home trimmed them into trees and planted them. Was put till almost 9. 

       

      The best part is today was virtually pain free. As was yesterday. It feels great to be productive even if for one day. I will take some pics when it's light. 

      That's great news. I'm so happy for you.

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    • May 16, 2018 1:22 PM EDT
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      I'm glad things are on the uptick, Devon.

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    • May 16, 2018 3:36 PM EDT
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      So, is it done yet?

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    • May 16, 2018 5:15 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      So, is it done yet?

      There is time for that, First off we are so glad He's not done yet!

       

      For me being pain free for 2 consecutive days is a distant memory...

      I am encouraged Devon is on the mend. Hurry up buddy!

      We need to goad!

      Hmmm where did I leave my goad?????

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    • May 16, 2018 7:01 PM EDT
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      Did the goat eat it ?

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    • May 16, 2018 8:13 PM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Did the goat eat it ?

      I doubt it, I was sharpening it the other day.

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    • May 16, 2018 10:34 PM EDT
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    • May 16, 2018 11:18 PM EDT
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      Geez can't leave you children alone for one minute.

       

      Here are the new plantings

      Not everything in the bed is new. A few of the plants are from last year, but most of them are. And a couple from last year got a trim. I bought a six pack of ground cover I have never seen before. Its called Corsican Mint. Its a creeper a lot like a creeping thyme but has a great mint smell. It likes full sun which is a good thing. The area above will get a few more "trees" but I am hoping the minty lawn will fill in the rest. I want this to be a mountain meadow sort of feel.

       

      Today I started the ballasting. I got about have the track done. I buy crushed Basalt and sift out the larger stuff for the walk ways and use the fines for the track. It takes a long time to sift, haul, and then spread that stuff. I bought a half yard and have about a 1/3 of the pile gone through. I think that will be enough by the looks of it. It sure does feel good to be productive and not feeling to bad for it.

       

      Oh and meet Pepper. She is my new friend. A Blue Heeler pup. We already had two dogs but neither of them preferred me. Instead they preferred my wife. Since being sick I was hoping to get a companion animal that would hang out with me. I find my dogs to be very therapeutic. Well this has been a success, Pepper is my dog for sure. Is always by my side. She has way more energy than me which is a double edge sword because she gets me out of my funk when I play and rough house with her, but on the other hand I can't quite keep up with her. 

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at May 17, 2018 1:52 AM EDT
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    • May 16, 2018 11:30 PM EDT
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      I also today took inventory of my cars and got most of them out and in the yard. I set up 4 operations scenarios using cars that will be out on the layout and a bunch in the yard. Simple operations nothing fancy but will give guests something to actually work at.

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    • May 17, 2018 6:48 AM EDT
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      Great Devon

      1st Love your new friend .. great name

      2nd I really like that gate with the wheel 

      3rd You're outside having fun and doing things you like …. Are you BBQing also ..

       

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at May 17, 2018 6:49 AM EDT
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    • May 17, 2018 8:43 AM EDT
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      Nice work.

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    • May 17, 2018 9:16 AM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Great Devon

      1st Love your new friend .. great name I didn't name her the previous owners did. She is the product of a broken home, where no one was paying any attention to her. She had no fenced yard so she spent a good deal of time in a kennel. They were good people, just had no business owning a dog. She was well treated physically, but I think she was a lonely dog and we bonded in their front yard and she had no problem going home with me. She followed me straight to my truck and got in.

      2nd I really like that gate with the wheel It matches another gate (with real wagon wheels) that leads to our garden.

      3rd You're outside having fun and doing things you like …. Are you BBQing also .. At least two to three times a week.

       

       

       

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    • May 17, 2018 9:35 AM EDT
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      …. Are you BBQing also .. At least two to three times a week.

       

      oh, oh...

      don't you know about the new nutrition guidelines?

       

      "if it tastes good - spit it out!"

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    • May 17, 2018 9:45 PM EDT
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      Glad to see you enjoying your RR. It seems you are providing as much comfort and joy to Pepper as she is for you. Y’all make a great team. If you keep going, you’re gonna fool around and have a real “garden” RR. 

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    • May 17, 2018 9:56 PM EDT
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      Yea Devon, someday I hope to have a dog. We had Midget for 17 1/2 years, she was mommy's dog. Now we have Biscuit, and he is mommy's dog. Someday I may have a dog.

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