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    • March 27, 2019 4:05 PM EDT
      • Burke, Virginia
         
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      Too cool.

      We will plan to see it in person next month...unless there's a sawhorse blocking the way...

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    • April 3, 2019 2:11 PM EDT
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      Since the ground slopes away considerably from the shed, I found that reaching the far side of the layout was next to impossible. So I had to build a couple of step stools to stand on while I was working on it. So the next plan of action was building a walkway on the front of the extension. Some digging and a couple of 4x6"s later:

      This brings it up to a more comfortable waist height instead of mid chest height. 

      All I need now is a PU truck load of stone to fill that in. 

      The pipe is for drainage in case any water backs up behind it. 

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    • April 3, 2019 3:52 PM EDT
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      Now ya know how us short folks feel most of the time...

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    • April 3, 2019 5:39 PM EDT
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      Yes Bruce, I had you short guys under consideration. And the step stools are still there if needed................

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    • April 4, 2019 7:46 AM EDT
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      Great work!  Looks like things are blooming and Spring has arrived.

    • April 4, 2019 9:40 AM EDT
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      The weeds are certainly blooming, I'm not sure about the rest of the stuff..................

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    • April 4, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
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      For some of use weeds are all we have ..if it weren't for crab grass / moss most wouldn't have any green in the yards ..

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    • April 4, 2019 11:21 AM EDT
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    • April 4, 2019 5:59 PM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:


      Ken the bar is getting there .

       

       

       

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    • April 4, 2019 6:25 PM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      For some of use weeds are all we have ..if it weren't for crab grass / moss most wouldn't have any green in the yards ..

      I can relate, that's my front yard. The backyard is mostly grass, and it grows faster then the weeds in the front yard.

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    • April 4, 2019 6:26 PM EDT
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      Well crap, I forgot the brass footrail...............

      But I did remember to get a truck load of stones.

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    • April 5, 2019 4:37 PM EDT
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      looking good Ken.  

    • April 5, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

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      Shawn Viggiano said:

      looking good Ken.  

      Suck up

    • April 5, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

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      Shawn ,

       Are you planning on attending his Ops Session this decade ?

    • April 25, 2019 12:03 PM EDT
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      Down to the wire. Bought 4 bags of top soil and a bag of garden soil from Lowe's this morning, mixed it all up and spread it out in the Delores service area. 

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    • April 25, 2019 2:28 PM EDT
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      Looking good, Ken...   Hope all goes well this weekend...      

    • April 25, 2019 2:47 PM EDT
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      Thanks, Andy. 

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    • April 26, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
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      Thanks for posting!  You had about 7 years on me in the largescale stuff.  Its all fun!

    • April 26, 2019 11:06 AM EDT
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      Ric, it may have been a few years later than that. I know I was working in Valley Forge at the time and bought that original Big Hauler set at Nicholas Smith's in Broomall for $125. It all went down hill from there..............

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