Friday, July 10, 2009

A short quail tale.

I don't feel like writing about the Quail but I said I would. Well, I'll spare you the whole long story. It's enough to say 100 were ordered, 80 made it to us alive. The numbers dropped precipitously since then and this morning there were 3. I know the post office called the morning they got the package, unlike the last order of chickens, they can't be blamed. Why we lost them all we can't figure out.

What were we going to do with them? I have no idea. I don't why Jay & his buddy ordered them. It's a shame though, poor birds - maybe if the 3 live well try and keep them around as pets.

A job I want:
Kitty corner from our building is the warehouse that stores the Miss Budweiser hydroplane. Two people (seem to) work there. The only thing I've seen happen there so far is these two guys playing their remote control cars in their parking lot. It's not like I'm some over-worked wage slave chained to my desk or anything but jeez guys, wax the boat or something, at least try to look like your working.

From "The list of projects & dreams"
Ok, so now that the office is finished we get to move on to new projects. It's really a pity that Jay can't stand to have nothing to do. We're going our tonight to source material for the new "raised beds" or new garden in what is now part of our driveway. Don't worry there's plenty of driveway to go around. My idea was to build to 'C' shaped raised beds that face each other. Their not going to be "raised beds" really as much as they are really tall, large planters. They'll come up about 28"-32" - tall enough to easily sit on the wall while rooting around in the dirt. Here's a crappy little drawing I sweated over for about 2 minutes to show you.



So the roundy things are the existing trees and shrubs - the two red things in the middle are the planters - they should end up about 4 feet across - leaving a little "room" in the middle will probably have a fountain and a chair/table in it. It's about 10x10 in there - the whole thing is about 24' x 24'. The weird rectangle at the bottom is the side of the house. Hey, I'm NOT a graphic artist, ok? I originally wanted them built out of railroad ties but my contractor (Jay) says that would look too much like a fort ( I shrugs me shoulders & shakes me head) I already ruled out the fakey home depot retaining wall bricks. (I'm sure I posted about this before) So even though timbers would be SO much easier to work with, and I think would look just fine...were going rock shopping tonight - WAA-HOO!!

The best part is Jay is "on the job" so this project isn't destined to end up half done, like one of my projects. (refer to the half painted yellow patio table & chairs or the 1/2 done oil painting for starters...)

Anyway....

It's Friday afternoon, the sun is shining and it looks to be a great weekend. Hope your having fun!

10 comments:

Kathy said...

That drawing is Neato!! How did you do that??

I think it's great that you two always have some plan in the works. Makes for an interesting life!!

Poor quail! How far did they travel? Three out of 100??? Not very good odds, huh?

Cheryl said...

I'm gonna need to call you the poet man after your comment.

I swear I want a Jay. I just want to be lazy and have someone else do the work. What did he think of your 'c' plans? Is he going to build them out of rock? This weekend? Sounds like a plan to me. I'd love to be there to watch. :)

Smocha said...

OMG! First Figaro and now all the baby quail. Damn that hurts my heart.

I totally understand your drawing ....in it's cave-manish form. lol
My husband does them all the time.
(professionally , I mean)

I was also going to suggest that you NOT paint any of it highway stripe yellow. :))

I can not believe you have left that shit half painted. WHERE is it? Can people see it?(the half painted yellow patio table & chairs )

I love you brutha.

Kelly Jene said...

Sorry bout the peepers.. that's sad.

You're garden idea sounds pretty spiffy. Do we get before, during, and after pics??

Love and hugs in the sun..

Gin said...

Awwww...poor little quail...they are such delicate creatures. I have always been terrified of having poultry shipped in for that very reason.

Your raised beds will be wonderful. You'll love them and never want an "on-the-ground" bed again!

Hope you're well dahlin' and having a great summer.

XOXOXOX

Leann said...

Man, I feel really badly for the poor little quail. Poor birdies.

The diagram gives a good indication of what it will look like. I really like the idea of rock instead of wood. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful by the time it's done. A fountain..really....??? SOLD!!

Leann said...

o.k......so ..... bloody handprint update?

Boxer said...

I'm just getting caught up on the last two posts. LOVE seeing the new office and I'm sorry about the quail. :-( Sorry also that you have to deal with dead quails.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't always finish projects.

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