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Old 12-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #652 (permalink)
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Baby poo poo [or whatever] annoys me.

This is one of the longest thread in all of these forums and either nobody has been annoyed in the last week, or everyone unsubscribed when I posted that picture, so I removed it.

Today's annoyance is working for my father. Honestly, I wish that I could help out for free, but I need the money. Putting in the first fence was arduous and frustrating, but it looks good, and I am proud of it. My dad made the second one easier, and the fence will look just as good, but I fear that it will fall over prematurely. However, he dug the fifth hole too far for the stringers that he bought. Then he bought a bunch of cinder blocks so that we could move the 8'x12' shed eighteen inches so that I could fence next to it. However, he placed the cinder blocks with the outer edge 36" away.

The back is sitting on dirt, but the front is propped up eight inches. I spent several hours breaking the frozen ground under the blocks and carrying away frozen pieces of dirt (in the third picture) and when that would remove too much, I poured buckets of hot water to melt the snow and ice, but the ground froze before softening.

My dad came out and kept telling me to move the cinder blocks closer, we were only moving the shed a foot and a half.

So, why did he put them so far away? That wasted hours of my time!
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