Hot. Humid. But cooler to start. Still saturated in the morning though. The lake was a nice break from the Houston heat. Somehow the heat there is different, maybe because I’m out working in it. (Kidding! Hot is hot. I just don’t have a lake to float on with a cold beer at the end of the day in Houston.)
Spent the day breaking rocks in the hot sun. Shoveling dirt and rocks. Shoveling sand. Moving rocks. There was a whole lot of activity involving rocks. And shovels. And no beer at the end of the day as I needed to get in the truck and drive home. No floating either.
I did get a bunch of broken concrete moved and put to good use filling behind my bulkhead. It (not coincidentally) also cleaned up the work area for the foundation guys. To get better access to where I was
hiding stashing USING the broken concrete, I pulled up two of the dock’s deck boards. And I do think that I’ll just flip all the boards over. That will be a lot cheaper than replacing them (most of them are very damaged by the sun and water) and the undersides look almost like new… a little pressure washing, and they’ll look new. If I was doing it to sell the place, it would be super shady and scam-y, but since I’m doing it to myself, it’s nearly genius! Dock repair and beautification are pretty far down the list, so it won’t be happening soon, in any case.
I also met another neighbor. He spends most nights fishing off the HOA pier in the fall and winter. Says he’s got a freezer full of deer (from his deer lease nearby) and a freezer full of catfish from the lake. Didn’t have any piggy. Interesting that most of the people up there are well used to feeding themselves off the land.
I need to get ready for a fall garden up there, even if the first try was a complete failure. Time for some soil additives and maybe some different seeds. And rototilling in the dried grass. Maybe I’ll have time while the foundation guys are working.
There’s always more to do. Always be working to improve your situation.
And stack the things!