– Yard work, about five hours’ worth
– Tree Service meeting to get a quote, it’s not going to be cheap
– Birthday party at Arches Brewing, fun

That sums up yesterday!

Well it took nearly thirty-eight years, but I finally used some of the geometry that I learned in high school. Yesterday I wanted to mark the rectangular area of the back yard that will hold my raised beds and pathways around them. I wanted it to be as perfectly square in the corners as I could make it. I marked a straight line for one side, but wasn’t sure how to easily find the proper spots for the other corners. Since I was attempting to get right angles I realized that if I calculated the length of the hypotenuse I could measure out that length from each corner and sink a post into the opposing corner, thus creating a (close to) perfect rectangle. When I level the ground bounded by the rectangle and start laying some paving stones I will see how close I have come.

My many hours of manual labor yesterday have worn me out. Unfortunately I am going to have to rally within the next ten minutes to go to an early-morning PT session.

Hope you are remaining well, and are winding down the year happily.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 187.4 pounds (-0.8 from last week’s weigh-in); the magic of yard work.

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3 Responses to 2020-12-29

  1. Steve says:

    I love me some geometry! Pi are round but cornbread are square.

    A real slow day at the “office” yesterday. I was able to handle it as well as take Brownie for some follow up blood work for his thyroid. The Brown man is looking good all around, according to Dr./Aunt Nicole.

    As I have been suffering from PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) and it was a little nice yesterday, I took the bike out for an easy 50. My new windshield seems pretty secure and my new horn is LOUD- all good.

    In the orifice today for some new equipment start ups.

    And for those who weren’t up early, it was a beautiful moon set and sun rise this morning!


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