Skip to comments.The FReeper Foxhole Revisits the USS SAMUEL CHASE at Omaha Beach(6/6/1944) - June 7th, 2007
Posted on 06/07/2007 3:58:40 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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It’s East of the Mississippi, and South of the Mason-Dixon Line. Beyond that COMSEC comes into play.
Hey, that's where I am. :-)
Bittygirl swiped daddy's hat.
I had an old computer to scrap. The Knackster wanted to help. BTW, that is a phillips screwdriver she successfully twirled.
Cool bed. I’ve often said if it weren’t for the bugs I could sleep outside here in the deep south. Now I have no excuse. :-)
BittyGirl is starting to look like mom instead of you now. What a cutie.
Awwwww, this is such a treat!!
Thanks so much.
That bed is so neat. PE, does Bittygirl have her own Pink tool kit yet, or does she prefer Dad’s tools? ;)
Great Pics of the Kids Y’all :-)
Quick project update, Saturday we got almost 200’ of trenches dug with the excavator. Trenches were about 18” wide and 24” deep on average.
Saturday Night we got a litle over an INCH of rain so we had about 200’ of moats on Sunday :-(
We are still slightly ahead of schedule, however. OOORAH Today we have the plumber coming for the new water line. We are swapping out the excavator for a Bobcat and there should be about 20 tons or so of gravel delivered.
Will have a pic or two tomorrow
That's probably a really good thing.
So far, we're still in the "if it comes from dad, it's good" phase. Dad's toolbox, dinner plate, drink cups, etc. etc.
Sir, thank you , sir.
The rain last Sunday has proven to be a real headache. The ground is just now starting to dry out enough for the Uni-loader to be of a help. Yesterday, Monday, was spent waiting on the plumber to run the water line. He was all set to make the connection when he discovered a leak on the city side of the shut off. We had too wait for the city to get there and asses the problem. Lucky for us the water main was right next to the shut off, that meant that they did not have to dig up the street. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! The water got back on about 2:30pm The Kid and I were able to make two runs to the dump get rid of some of the junk we had generated. All in all not much got done due to water issues, both rain and city.
Here's what the project looked like this morning before we got started.
We were able to get almost all of the large wall down to the ground today. This ment several trips in the Uni-loader to move the rock that we could salvage for the garden wall across the street. Also this morning we got the gravel deliveries. We now have about 23 tons of gravel in the neighbors driveway. After lunch we were ready to get started on the footings but we had problems when the hill side started to collapse on us. DARN RAIN. Then we got a window at the dump so we made 3 more trips to the dump. Spent the rest of the day working on the hill side. This meant on average about a 8 minute round trip around the block to dump the dirt in the neighbors back yard.
If you are so inclined you can see a few more pics. go to (http://www.dad.incomingwormhole.com/WallProject/Wall2R.jpg) There are a total of 7 pics so just change the #2 to 3 and so on. #2 is an uphill pic from this morning, #3 is the trench, aka moat, for a drain in the neighbors yard, #4 is the 100' moat, I mean trench for the side wall in The Kid's yard. #5 is after lunch, #6 is the 23tons of gravel and #7 is what it looked like tonite when I left. I sure hope it looks like that tomorrow :-)
Gotta go hope to have walls going up tomorrow.
That’s a big project you have going there alfa, looks like it’s coming along well.
I looked at the pictures, thanks.
Geez, that’s a lot of work. It’s going to look great when you’re done. btw, that’s a real pretty blue she chose for the house paint.
ping for later
I take it that the directions made sense then on looking at the pics. I will have to see about putting in a text file to make sense of the pics. Provided I can still move when I get home tonight :-)
Have a great day, I will be off to the project in a few minutes.
We had an excavator delivered just in time for lunch. After lunch in about an hours time I was able to have all of the footers out of the left side and have the rest of the short wall knocked down as well.
Tomorrow we will start laying the blocks, which were delivered today. Unfortunately the fine folks at the yard got the deliveries backward and sent tomorrows delivery today. This would not have been that big a deal except that we needed the landscape fabric in order to set the bricks. At least it hasn't rained since Saturday.
Flag Day Post for the Freeper Foxhole
After a pretty dreadfull Friday which once again validated Mrs Murhpy's Law..."Murphy was an optimist" we had a pretty good weekend. One of The Kids neighbors wanted some of our excess dirt so he hauled off about 6 pickup loads between Saturday and Sunday. And we now have 90% of the first wall up :-)
There are now 21 pics in the Wall Project folder labelled Wall1R to Wall21R. There is also a text file that describes the pictures and a bit of what has been going on.
Y'all have a great day Monday, I will either be in court to testify in a matter or I will be running the Uni-Loader excavating for the second wall.
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