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    • May 19, 2016 4:41 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:

      Have you finished anything yet?

       

      I know.... I know.

       

      It's deja vu all over again.

      Um finished? define finished. Finished is a vague concept to me.

       

       

       

       

      My sister sez; When the fork comes out clean, you're done!

      I ran screaming 'I don't need to know!'

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • May 19, 2016 5:41 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Devon we are in this together, and we are pulling for you. Now get to work!

      I do appreciate the support. It does add the right sort of positive pressure to get things done. It adds to the "wanting to get it done to show off" factor.

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    • May 19, 2016 8:18 PM EDT
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      Devon, to tell the truth, I need to light a fire under my behind, if I am going to get my projects done in a timely fashion.

       

      I keep saying that someday I am going to join Procrastinator's Anonymous.

       

      But why put off till tomorrow, what I can put off till the day after tomorrow?

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    • May 19, 2016 9:21 PM EDT
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      Its amazing how much more housecleaning gets done in the ten minutes before someone comes to visit than gets done in the whole week before.

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      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • May 19, 2016 10:11 PM EDT
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      Steve, that is true. I also find when I am procrastinating on a job I really do not want to do, a lot of other things get done.

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    • May 20, 2016 1:23 AM EDT
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      Yah I used to be an amateur, but now I'm a professional Crastinator!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • May 23, 2016 9:38 AM EDT
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      Lets see It's Monday and Devon hopefully is out working on his layout since he's on vacation.

      I do hope Steve did a good talking to him this weekend!

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    • May 23, 2016 10:24 AM EDT
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      Well it is Monday and I am on vacation but I slept in. It's 7:20 so time to get up. Pictures tonight
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    • May 23, 2016 5:19 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Well it is Monday and I am on vacation but I slept in. It's 7:20 so time to get up. Pictures tonight

      Pictures of what, you sleeping?  Have pity, some things can never be unseen, even with eye bleach.

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      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • May 23, 2016 6:00 PM EDT
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      Slept in? Oh the tragedy, the lost opportunities, the shame of it all.

       

      Yea, I did some extra sleeping this past weekend too.

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    • May 23, 2016 6:59 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Well it is Monday and I am on vacation but I slept in. It's 7:20 so time to get up. Pictures tonight

      Youth is so wasted on the young!

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    • May 23, 2016 11:13 PM EDT
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      John, I never understood that statement, until recently. The first time one of them little girls gave me a senior discount at Dunkin Donuts, I was actually a bit insulted. Now I just smile.

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    • May 24, 2016 6:55 AM EDT
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      OK It's Tuesday and no pics yet!

      Hmm is he still sleeping?

      I'm seeing a pattern .. Sleep ... no work ..

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    • May 24, 2016 6:53 PM EDT
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      LOL Sean. I keep telling him that time is ticking away. Before he will realize it, it will be late summer, then fall, then the snow will be on the ground.

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    • May 24, 2016 8:36 PM EDT
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      Well while you guys are sitting on your butts doing nothing but tearing me apart for doing nothing, I was busy doing something. The weather has been crappy. Lots of rain. But I worked between storms and got quite a bit done. Here is the starting point.

       

      This is the west side of my house, the backyard, and the patio will extend from the existing slab southward to the layout at the side yard. I had to make sure the septic tank lid wasn't going to end up under a slab. So I dug it up to locate it. I will drop that 24"dia PVC sewer pipe over it and put a concrete lid on top and bury it 6"deep.

       

      Yesterday and today I shoveled the dirt down under the arbor about 6" deep. I then formed it up and brought up about 2" of base rock. The pad will be 4" about .8 yards. I unloaded 2000# of gravel for the base and to mix in the cement.

       

       

      I am hoping to pour on the weekend. Our weather is calling for mix rain and overcast. The weekend might be promising. I will get some plastic to cover it in case of rain. I need to haul in more sand gravel over the next two days as well as dig the rest of the dirt.

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    • May 24, 2016 9:42 PM EDT
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      Devin, I am not just sitting on my behind. I managed to dig out part of the old compost pile. I mixed that with some dirt (read native clay) that I had in another pile, and filled in several low spots in my yard. I also built up the sides of my one fill, so maybe the ballast won't wash away from the track as much, and I started to fill in the low area where Fair Haven will be.

      Yesterday I worked a 10.5 hour day, and today I had to go out after work and get a new monitor, so I could read your comments about my butt sitting.

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    • May 25, 2016 6:59 AM EDT
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      Atta boy Devon Progress!!!!  

      The rain will keep the dust down to a working level.

      Hmm wait a minute, with all that work I bet he's sleeping in again (Can't move)

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at May 25, 2016 7:21 AM EDT
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    • May 25, 2016 9:35 AM EDT
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      What??? No rebar?

      Hey I took a nice long nap for you, you're welcome

      Ready for a fresh start today!

      John

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

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