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Old 06-07-2017, 05:58 PM   #1126
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Working on a paver mini patio for the grill.

Measured off 6X10', stuck bamboo wands in, set up a straight edge and sprayed a red line along the perimeter.



Cutting sod strips to fill in some spots around the yard



Ok, break time over. Back to it.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:10 PM   #1127
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You better buy that place quick.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:54 AM   #1128
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My phone rang at 5:48 am today. It was this woman:



They flew in from Alaska to buy this Xterra. Now they're on their way back home. Cross country road trip vacation. Visiting family all along the way. Pretty cool. The kid's name is Phoenix. I hope he enjoys this trip. It's the one we all try to recreate with our kids when we grow up.

Really nice people. They miscalculated their arrival day though. They took off on the 10th and landed on the 11th. And they didn't know we were closed on Sunday. This all came to light yesterday as they boarded their flight. Fortunately, they had paid in full in advance. I volunteered to go give him his keys and take his picture for our book face wall. They were super appreciative and excited about their adventure. Nice.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:05 AM   #1129
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Our BDC manager made this deal happen. She took extra pictures, I think she even used face time or snap chat to let them hear it run. It's an 08 with 65k on it. It was 11700. I'd say that must be a really good deal, but I think this purchase was subplot to the main objective. They also bought a trailer that is waiting in Chicago. He's from there originally. She came there for college and took him home with her and kept him.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:14 AM   #1130
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:50 AM   #1131
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Alaskan women be tricksy. They lure innocent, unsuspecting men up north with tales of moose and Aurora Borealis. Then the poor guy has no choice but to acquiesce to her canal desires or freeze to death. Oh, the humanity.

I think you're right Jim, subplot.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:48 AM   #1132
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I just woke up 55 minutes ago, but isn't $11,700 a lot for a 08?
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:05 PM   #1133
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That's cool. A grand adventure for them.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:40 PM   #1134
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I'm pretty tired



I forgot to take a picture with the ground prepared. Took most of the day to turn the dirt, extract all the root balls and grade the patch. Once that was done, I traced the perimeter with round up, sprinkled preen and put down the weed barrier. A thin layer of fine sand....



And then start humping the pavers around and laying them down.





And I'm left with some pavers to cut.

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Old 06-11-2017, 09:46 PM   #1135
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Tell her if she works you to death before the ceremony she doesn't get the harley... even if it's self inflicted.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:01 PM   #1136
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Yesterday was 7 years since jinx put me out.

SO, every cell in my body has been replaced since then. I no longer have dreams about being back with her, walking on egg shells and then waking up relieved. I don't think about her unless the kids are around. I didn't even remember the unniversary until a day late.

Guess I'm over her. Reckon I have been for a while now. But when I think about it, I still love her and hope she can find happiness. At least that she has let go of some of that anger.

Happy belated unniversary, Shelb.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:48 PM   #1137
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Must be some new kind of seven year itch.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:41 AM   #1138
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:12 PM   #1139
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Seven years? My sense of time is just permanently wacked, I think.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:29 PM   #1140
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I can dig it, my second divorce was protracted and bitter, from '88 to '95 before it was done. But I did and do love her, hoping she'll find her niche, but glad it's not with me.
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