Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 27, 2011

Finally Getting Caught Up!

One of the BIG jobs this year was to replace the log rail fence in our riding paddock. The A frames had rotted away and most of the rails were no longer sound. What can you expect when you put a fence up in a hurry on the cheap 'cause you have acquired two horses and no place to put them? They served well for almost 7 years.

There is still a little cross bracing to do and a whole bunch of clean up! Fortunately I have two grand kids coming up tomorrow. Did I ever pass it on that I believe in child labour?

Hopefully they will be of more help than boots!


And Mrs.

After 4 days of rain and wet weather,  the wild Saskatoon trees are flowering. 

Now for the best part!

After about 3years (or more), I am getting a raise!
This means that I can socialize with my buddies over coffee at Timmie's without having to scrape up all the loose change in my sock drawers. I can now look up and around rather than keeping my eyes on the ground looking for pennies, or possibly even quarters!

Now this was interesting! I didn't have to kick my heels on the floor, blubber, or throw a tantrum, or heaven forbid, stomp out of the room. Elaine just said "OK".

I think the honey-do list might have grown, and I haven't realized yet just how much!

Now, instead of $10/week, I am up to $15 per week. I heard something about me not blowing it all at Timmie's. Elaine is right, I should patronize other watering holes , as a man of means should do. Sort of spread the wealth around a bit! Yes, maybe even flaunt it! (But in a humble way)

Life is Great on the Acreage!


texwisgirl said...

woo hoo! good for you!!! that's a HUGE raise!!! dang, ian! you better get busy!

IanH said...

li has left a new comment on your post "Finally Getting Caught Up!":

Those old posts would make a lovely bonfire - if you do, be sure and have marshmallows! have a happy weekend, and congrats on your new-found wealth. :)

Deborah said...

That sounds good to us!!! Love your post!! Have a great weekend! Debbie

RonJoe 'Geezer' said...

Boots is my idol. When I grow up I want to be a dog.

Brother Ian, you are probably one of the richest men I know! I wouldn't know what to do with $15 a week! I've been trying to get a .25 cent a week raise for over 39 years now! My wife thinks $3.00 a week is way more than I deserve :-(

Chai Chai said...

Yes! And I bet your raise is paid in Canadian dollars too - not those worthless American greenbacks!

IanH said...

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Hi Ian,
I just visited your blog and tried to post a comment, but it would not bring up the comment box. I could read the other comments, but no box. I just wanted you to know I dropped by and your fence looks good. I like Mr. & Mrs. Bird, too.

Here is the address that I found. It appears to have solved the problem!

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