Never Again

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282024

Yesterday, our schedules meshed so Travis and I could go to the dump to unload our 14-foot cargo trailer of all the debris from taking down the wall and ceiling of the extra room in the barn. That’s something we will never do again.

I rented a roll off dumpster from Bin There Dump That in Tuscaloosa for a previous project. They dropped it off where I wanted it to be, and once it was filled, the company came and picked it up. This time around, I decided to use the cargo trailer and save some money. Big mistake!

In an earlier blog post titled Dirty Job Done, I told you about loading the trailer. Because we could use the bucket on my Kubota tractor, the job was really not all that bad. However, unloading the trailer at the dump yesterday was a real nightmare. We obviously couldn’t use the tractor, so everything had to be done by hand. It didn’t help that there was a strong wind blowing a lot of the stuff right back in our faces as we were unloading it. We definitely appreciated having our respirator masks and eye protection!

By the time we had unloaded the lumber and all the accumulated dust and insulation, we both agreed that I should have spent the money on another dumpster. If I didn’t have Travis helping me, there’s no way I could have done it on my own. He did most of the work and I honestly don’t know where he gets all of his energy. Thanks buddy, I really appreciate your help.

I think spring has sprung. One of the trees in our backyard seems to have sprouted buds overnight, and the dogwood trees all through the area are in beautiful full bloom.

In a blog post the other day I told you about us moving one of Terry’s raised planting beds, and now she has the strawberries that were in it transplanted, along with adding several asparagus bare-root plants. She tells me the two species are very compatible and grow well together.

The plan is to get her other three garden beds put together and in place before too long. But I don’t know if we’ll get that done before our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny come from Arizona for a visit next week. We are definitely looking forward to that! It will be the first time they’ve been here and we are eager to show them our new place. Travis and his wife Geli are excited to see them, too. It’s been a while.

It looks like the weather will take a turn while they are here. The high was 78 yesterday, but a cold front is coming through the area and the weatherman says today it’s going to drop into the upper 40s or low 50s and stay that way for a while.

Before I close for today, I wanted to let you know that the e-book of my first Big Lake small town mystery is free today through Thursday on Amazon. This is the book that launched my career as an independent author. Get your copy of this New York Times bestseller now.

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 – Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. – Isaac Asimov

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Never Again”

  1. Thank you Nick. I downloaded your book on my kindle and look forward reading it soon

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