– 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.