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Old 04-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #6211
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That is going to look sharp Keith.

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If this is the official medical diagnosis, then I'll accept it.
Yup, that's it.

In this country medicare allows a certain maximum invoicing for a diagnosis-only and as soon as I determine what that amount is in your country I'll be increasing that "allowed amount" by one hundred-fifty percent and sending you a statement for my services. That way when all the arguing is over the (payable) amount is determined, I'll still have a lot more money than the diagnosis was worth to begin with. This will take a long time, maybe six months or so so be prepared to wait and be prepared to get gouged ($$$).

Hey...no thanks necessary just trying to be a team-player.
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Yup, that's it.

In this country medicare allows a certain maximum invoicing for a diagnosis-only and as soon as I determine what that amount is in your country I'll be increasing that "allowed amount" by one hundred-fifty percent and sending you a statement for my services. That way when all the arguing is over the (payable) amount is determined, I'll still have a lot more money than the diagnosis was worth to begin with. This will take a long time, maybe six months or so so be prepared to wait and be prepared to get gouged ($$$).

Hey...no thanks necessary just trying to be a team-player.


It's OK, I'll thank you anyway...I needed a good chuckle this morning. Woke up with a messed up back again dammit. Not too bad, but obviously can't go cutting up any big logs today.
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Woke up with a messed up back again dammit.
Okay......that's "Task Related Spinal Column Trauma".

...and another invoice will be on its way soon. Thank's Keith, hell,this is better than working for a living.
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Okay......that's "Task Related Spinal Column Trauma".

...and another invoice will be on its way soon. Thank's Keith, hell,this is better than working for a living.
Bud, you definitely missed your calling. You should have been a comedian!
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Despite the task related spinal column trauma, the sun was shining this morning so it was necessary to take advantage of that.

After brekky, I put my big back belt on and wandered down to the J garden to see how things looked in the light of day. On the way, I did see that the bonfire pile was starting to reach Guinness World record proportions, so I figured I could set that on fire without straining the back too early in the day.

Once that was well and truly going (did you read the smoke signals Squid?) I started on some more clearing where the small header pond will be going.

As luck would have it, it was only a few more inches down to bedrock, which was a good thing. So, throughout the day, I nibbled away at that which inevitably led to me having to remove a big old Douglas fir root. And this is where the day's fun really began.

There was already an old chainsaw cut part way through the root. So I finished that cut (old chain in the saw) and removed one section of root.
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Now, as you can clearly see in that first photo above, the root decided to split into three at that point...no doubt that was the reason I couldn't budge it, even with the big railroad bar.

So more digging ensued, and slowly the area got opened up. Here's the whole area starting to get cleared.
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Hmmmm...I see that none of these pics are showing the steep rock slope where the big root is very well. I think once I get it cleaned properly and swept off tomorrow it will be more obvious.

Anyway, this is the last of the root pieces that will be removed. The roots are still 8" at that point and it would appear that they carry on for some considerable distance. Since I'm not concerned about that they can stay put.
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About mid afternoon, this showed up in the sky...halo around the sun. That indicates rain within 24 hours. It would sure be nice if mother nature was wrong this time as another day of working there should see it ready to have the liner installed.
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Finally, I can spill the beans about why there was no posting for so long on my thread here. Aside from the minor troubles you all know about, the worst thing was that our daughter was diagnosed with cancer in late January.

It seemed to take forever to get any treatments going and the lack of knowing what was going to happen had all of us on edge.

On Good Friday she finished the original 7 weeks of treatments, radiation and chemo, at which time the cancer was supposed to be gone and the big tumour was supposed to have shrunk. That didn't happen. So she received another week of treatment this week, and now we will have to wait until mid May when they will do more testing to see if the cancer is beaten and if the big tumour has shrunk.

It is things like this that alter one's perspective on life I can tell you.

Mrs. Coco has been over in Vancouver a couple of times helping look after the grandson's while all this has been going on.

So, my apologies for not keeping on top of things, but sometimes there is a good reason for my apparent lax ways.
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Sorry to hear about your daughter Keith. Hope all the treatment works out for the best. You need not apologize as family comes first. Your puddle I mean pond making looks great as well.
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A pretty nice day here today, and the rock face is now cleaned off and ready to go.
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While wandering somewhat aimlessly down behind the pond, I just happened to glance toward the fence line.

It seems I may have tried to steal a few inches of the neighbour's property...oooops.

I will have to pull a line down to be sure, but it looks like one very tiny bit of the pond actually goes over the line. This may end up being one of those "just in case" things, so as soon as I check the line and if it's over, or even too close, I will move the pond edge.
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