Sunday, November 2, 2008

Blogolians... We Have Trenchage!

I couldn't be happier if I were twins, and the world probably don't want any part of that. I'm sure Sal doesn't. I own my very own trench (filled now). If you missed the first part of this saga, it's here.

The trencher dude, Mark, called and asked about the area that he'd need to maneuver in and we talked and he decided to bring his mini-excavator instead. It was perfect.

Whatta great guy, Mark is my new best friend forever. He unloaded and went right to work...

I had to bust out a 2' wide wound across the driveway, but that's not as bad as it sounds. It wasn't a thing of beauty to begin with... kinda looked like the Keith Richards version of a driveway with all the cracks and creases that run across it.

Lordy that's harsh...

Anyways, Mark trenched on...

And then we tossed the tile in that contains the lines and insulation and wiring for the outside wood stove and he covered the whole schmazz up.

I dunno if you noticed it or not, but that's the look of happiness on my face. Here... look again.


Okay, now onward. All I gotta do now is get my neighbor over here with his loader to pick the stove up, it's about 1800 to 2000 pounds, and sit it where it's gonna live. It's cooking hot here right now, a whole bunch of 70 degree days in a row, so I got a few days... and I'm gonna need it. I sorta got my week pretty full with a whole buncha stuff, which brings me to...

I'm on day 3 of "the shop cleaning". A little event coming up this week that I'm major pumped about, I'll fill you in on the next post.

Sal and Nicky scored some tickets to see Sarah down at the state capitol tomorrow morning, so were scootin' down there to see what she's got to say. Oughta be some fun eh?




Holly said...

Lovely trench Jace, but that picture of Keith Richards is just plain scary!

Cowguy said...

holly said: "Lovely trench Jace, but that picture of Keith Richards is just plain scary!"

Hey thanks for braggin' on my trench. I'm pretty proud of it, it's a beaut huh?

Takes a lotta smack, cigarettes and rock n roll to look like that. Keef may have the death thing beat... :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting your trench. I thought I could smell a cake baking.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

TRENCHAGE....WE (You) have Trenchage!!!!! Right on. My BFF installed one of those stoves a month ago. I actually sat on the ground (drank beer)assisted in helping them wrap this silver insulation stuff & taped PVC pipe. Was a lot of work for(Me)them!!


- Jennifer

Jennifer and Sandi said...


You aren't trenchless anymore!!! Jace has his trench and all is well with the world. we need to throw a partayyyyyyyyyy???


Greenmare said...

that is one beautiful trench bud. We did a trench once with a little doo hickey that we rented from big ole Reds Rentals. some fun for sure! It coulda trenched clear across the county, only problem was, WE got to fill it back in with shovels. not nearly as much fun as it sounds.

Clyde said...

Hahaha...a Keith Richards driveway!

The last time we trenched anything, ahem, the last time CLYDE trenched anything, the winery lost water & power for 12 hours. Keith Richards looked better than our bathroom after that day.

Hope the rest of the stove install goes well.

Anonymous said...

the bullmoose is loony