Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

You Know, That Hurts

Ow, ow, ow!

The fellow who did some work on our house earlier finally got far enough ahead on his schedule that he was able to come up and work on our fence today. He brought his kids, which was good, because more hands are better on a project like this.

A rotted-out post was replaced and four sections of fence were completely rebuilt with new 2x4s and the lovely new screw-in brackets that allow the 2x4s to go in without toe-nailing them. They are a great improvement.

I got to salvage pickets from the old fence section, which is fiddly work and took nearly an hour for each section. But I only lost about a dozen or so of the old pickets, which is good, because fence pickets are currently unobtanium and I only had about 20 new pickets for this particular project.

The problem is that roughly four hours of extremely fiddly work while standing left me sore all over.

But Ruby the Dog was happy to be able to go out in the back yard again after we were finished.

And I have finally come upstairs and taken some naproxen, so I should feel less sore soon. :)
Tags: dog, fence, home, musings

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