This week has been busy, fun, and exciting!
To start off, my aunt has been teaching me how to build a deck the past three weeks. This is her first time doing it too, but we have friends that give us good advice. Last week, we worked on the deck some more and fixed some things that weren’t quite right. We also built a wall, once we thought the deck was fine, to keep the geese from eating my aunt’s irises. Last year it was a wild hog eating her irises. This wall was free and not very time consuming.
While putting the wall in we had to remove a 15 foot telephone pole from the ground. My aunt was surprised that I could get it out of the ground and lift it up over my head. Next, I had to get it out of our way by dragging it several feet.
I am a 17-year-old girl and I did something a grown man could do with the same amount of effort. I am so proud of myself for that! This kind of goes back to the Farm Life is a Great Teacher subject.
That afternoon, my aunt told my cousins that they had to move the telephone pole out of the driveway. Aunt Allie and I laughed as her boys had trouble moving the telephone pole to where the rest of the poles go. That was what I call comedy!
Later, we started putting black, metal poles behind the wall to keep the cats and geese from knocking it over. While I was hammering a pole in, I barely missed the pole and hit the small outer layer of skin on my first finger. It formed a huge blood blister that was ugly, painful, and annoying.
Later that week, I had to scrape paint off the house and garage trimming. I had to hang over the edge of the roof to scrape paint and take down the gutters! Honesty, it was very fun.
Also, I am happy I didn’t die, because it was sometimes scary.
I kind of wanted to jump off the garage roof and into the compost pile that was six feet away from the corner of the garage. Aunt Allie told me not to–she must think I am crazy.
Honestly, I know she is really just proud of me. That makes me proud of myself.