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I worked so hard today!
Old 03-28-2020, 03:25 PM
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I have been wanting to clear the area in my little field next to the fence, where the forest is starting to creep in to the field. I did about 10 feet yesterday and it wore me out, but I was thinking that if I could do that much each day I could complete the job in a couple of weeks.

Today my gentleman friend suggested that we could work together but socially distant by working at opposite ends of the fence, which is about 100 feet long. He came over with his bow saw and work gloves.

We were working along pretty well when Jay came by. Jay is a local yokel who seems to spend all his time walking the neighborhood. He is ten years younger than me, but looks ten years older...he’s had a tough life. He is a remnant of the time when the woolen mills were running in town and is the offspring of several generations of mill workers. He has some cognitive deficits, and an alcohol problem, but he has a heart of gold despite his disreputable appearance.

Jay pitched in, working in another corner of the field, pulling out some pallets and scrap wood that had been dumped there. A friend has been looking for some pallets for a project, and she and her dh stopped by and picked them up.

We got the whole fence clear, and it looks great! And a nice social morning with appropriate social distancing the whole time.

I had soup for lunch, and then took a 3 hour nap! I’ll be sore tomorrow, but I am very happy to have that chore off my list. And I am so grateful for good friends and neighbors!


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Old 03-28-2020, 03:42 PM
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What a lovely way to spend the day.

Maybe a warm bath tonight?
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:09 PM
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Sounds like a productive day. Great day to get yard work done.
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:17 PM
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I love it when so much gets done in one day. What a great way to spend the stay at home time
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:27 PM
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Wow! Good for you.
I bet it looks great.


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Old 03-28-2020, 05:03 PM
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I love days like these! Everyone pitching in to get a big job done!

I think I feel your exhausted, satisfied smile!
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:04 PM
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Wonderful job!
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:12 PM
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That's awesome! Glad to hear someone is being productive, because we sure aren't!
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:29 PM
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Glad you had a good day and accomplished a big task. I bet it looks great. Hope you are not too sore tomorrow.
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Good day!
Old 03-28-2020, 05:52 PM
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A good day all around! Lots of work accomplished , with good friends, while following health recommendations. Iím happy for you on all counts!


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Old 03-29-2020, 04:49 AM
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Awesome! Relaxing today will be easy looking out and admiring your huge accomplishment from yesterday!
It's great that people were able to step in and help and you were able to get some socializing in from a safe distance at the same time.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:05 PM
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This is a beautiful post....I don't know any other way to put it! What a wonderful day!

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