Get it while it’s cool…

Finished the east gully’s drainage ditch this morning before seven…

Could have finished it yesterday, I was within two wheelbarrow-loads of doneness. But it’s hard work in the hot sun, not that urgent, and there’s no reason to blow blood vessels over it. If you’re really digging ditches in early July it’s best to hit it for a while before breakfast and then leave it till the next morning.

This wasn’t really much of a ditching project; maybe ten full wheelbarrows of loose silt and a few small washed-in rocks. But still, it’s July in the desert so once the sun is up it’s gonna warm up fast, and you’re an old man with a bad [fill in the provided blank, attach separate sheet if needed.] Get it early and then give it a rest.

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2 Responses to Get it while it’s cool…

  1. Robert says:

    Smart man.
    That “digging ditches” nonsense convinced me I didn’t wanna be a plumber.

  2. Mike says:

    I totally get this… Getting old ain’t for the faint of heart.

To the stake with the heretic!