Our son Travis and his wife Geli are two of the hardest working people around, there’s no question about that. They came over yesterday morning to help me load the pile of debris from the barn into the rented dumpster, and I think we all expected it to take a couple of days. But when they set to work, they are focused and get the job done. Within about four hours this big pile of twisted sheet metal roofing, old lumber, insulation, and whatever else was holding the back part of the barn together was gone.
And now it looks like this. I just have a few little pieces of insulation to pick up and throw away and it’s all done. Thanks Travis and Geli, you made this job so much easier than I expected.
One thing that helped is that someone wanted to take all of the sheet metal and any other metal we have around here to be recycled. So we set that all aside.
I also had a bunch of wire fencing lying around that they are also going to take. I would much rather see it recycled than go into a landfill.
I was also amazed that once we took the sheet metal and the wire out of the picture, everything fit into the dumpster, with room to spare. That’s okay because Travis has a couple of things at their place that he needs to get rid of. I’ll stop by there in the next couple of days and throw them in the back of the truck to bring over here and put in the dumpster.
While we were working on that, Donald Hann showed up to say hello. Donald and I have been Facebook friends for a long time, and at one time he also owned a bus conversion and did the RV thing like we did. Now, like us, he’s off the road and lives in Reform, about ten miles from here. Don has been very helpful in giving us advice about local businesses and other good information that has made our relocation to this area of Alabama easier. It was nice to put a face with a name, and hopefully we’ll get together now and then as time permits. Thanks for stopping by, Donald.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Murder USA. These stories of murders anda few cases of attempted murder over 60 years include vivid descriptions of ghastly crimes not intended for the faint of heart or children. Many of these murders went unsolved for long periods, and some still have not been solved or had justice obtained for the victims. One case of a killer allowed out of a mental health facility after he killed two people on the East Coast allowed him to rape and murder 3,000 miles away on the West Coast. Another serial killer wiped out an entire family in one night of terror and is believed to have killed dozens more. A task force that included 75 FBI agents and a dozen county and state police from two states found the killer who set the gold standard for serial killers. Then there are the stories of a rare case of an Amish murder-suicide and that of a Navy ensign who killed his estranged wife’s lover with a crossbow.
To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – Have some patience, I’m screwing things up as fast as possible.