Tuesday, March 02, 2010

the pile


Hello! Its been a while since we've chatted. I've had the flu. Not the nasty piggy flu...I don't think. Just the regular one that makes you sound like Brenda Vaccaro. If you're not old enough for that reference just imagine a nasty smokers cough and you're in the ball park. Anywhoooo, I'm close to getting back to my old self so i thought i'd give you an update on the house. At this time we have something in the backyard we like to simply call "The Pile." Once upon a time "The Pile" was actually sheets of concrete the previous owners poured to cover a nasty blackberry thicket. I went to the local hardware store and laid down my hard earned 30 bucks for the finest concrete smashing device on the shelf. Yep, a good ol' fashioned sledge hammer. Me and my trusty sledge hammer smashed and banged and crushed all that cement into baby concrete balls. It took a full weekend but i did it. Which i neatly piled up in the corner of the yard. and there it sits. In the corner. for weeks now. It talks to me at night. It tells me i'm a hillbilly for leaving a big pile of cement in the corner. It whispers as i leave for work each morning. "Here i am.. that big ugly pile of rocks you left in the corner." We finally made some calls to see if we could get someone to release me from the grasp of "The Pile." So far the offers are almost as bad as just leaving the pile for the next owner of the house to deal with. The offer on the table is: He drives his big ol' dump truck over to the house. Leaves it over night and WE (two little ladies) load the cement pile into a wheel barrow and roll it out to his big truck and load it for him. Then he shows up the next day to drive it to the dump. And guess how much he wants for this service? 350 BUCKS! Are you kidding?

So there "The Pile" sits. Staring at me. Laughing at me..... taunting me............

5 Comments:

Blogger ege said...

You live near the bay, don't you? Just put a few rocks in your backpack every day and go for a little bike ride...

What? Who said that? Wasn't me!

4:35 AM  
Blogger pork luck said...

PUUUURRRRFECT! and i'll get a good work out. Maybe this could be a challenge for the biggest loser. They could all come over and carry rocks to the bay.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

You need to rent a truck and have a cement loading party. Do it yourself. :-)

1:24 PM  
Blogger Renovation Therapy said...

You could pretend it's modern art. It's a fierce statement against the urbanization of wild thickets. Get some spray paint and go wild.

5:15 AM  
Blogger milo said...

it's gone, it's gone! the pile's gone!

... verification word... facepen... humm

10:43 AM  

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