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Venice

Don't go there this week: The Grindstress, her sister and her parents are there on tour.

Me, I'm at home happily building a dry stone wall.  

* That's almost ironic. *
Dock

Re: Venice

Grind wrote:
Don't go there this week: The Grindstress, her sister and her parents are there on tour.

Me, I'm at home happily building a dry stone wall.  

* That's almost ironic. *


I liked Venice but wasn't blown away by it. End of dispatch.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Grind

Re: Venice

Dock wrote:
Grind wrote:
Don't go there this week: The Grindstress, her sister and her parents are there on tour.

Me, I'm at home happily building a dry stone wall.  

* That's almost ironic. *


I liked Venice but wasn't blown away by it. End of dispatch.


Unlike New Orleans?
Grind

Here's the result of the first weekend's work with a couple of blokes (and a Bobcat diggery liftery thingummy) considerably more skilled at this sort of thing than I am.

That's probably about forty linear feet and I've got about three times that to do to basically get the border set and, well, to use up all the fecking granite.

Grind

The garage and "sun" room are all but finished now bar my getting the grass and wall back together - as you can probably see, I have put about 500 sq feet of sod down.

Those rocks in the foreground are big mofos and no mistake.

Grind

I'm only putting these up as the missus wants to see "some progress" from the house sloth.



The locals just want to play frisbee.

fartcatcher

Looks like feckin' hard work. You'll need a holiday after that.
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
Looks like feckin' hard work. You'll need a holiday after that.


Some beer (*) was quaffed, that's for sure.

* If Bud Light counts as beer.
Dock

Wow. I'm seriously impressed with your efforts Grinder. Good work! 4793/10

PS How many times did you have to watch The Flintstones Movie to get the spec just right?

Grind

I did more of the lugging and sorting of the rocks than the actual building bit.

This might sound a bit strange, but it's almost a bit too well made for my liking. Given the sheer amount of granite in this part of the world (New Hampshire isn't called The Granite State for nothing), most walls (like the one to the front of the house) are much more untidy and, well, bouldery in nature.

Just on my limited experience, I can now see why the really well made interlocking walls (if you ever get a chance, go see the carriage trail paths in Acadia national park in Maine) can cost people so much - there really is an art to picking stones that mesh together and, more importantly, will stay in place without mortar or the equivalent.

Apparently, The Grindstress is still quite happy to be in Italy.

I'm happy for her to be there too.  
Heyho

It's only a miles gentle stroll down to the Aire and Calder Navigation Canal form my house. Who needs Venice.
Grind

Probably not the worst place to be deaf, but it must be quite dangerous to be a Venetian......

* Splash. *
Dalek

Is the * Splash. * the person or the dog?
Grind

* Splash. Splash. *
Dalek

So, deaf as well.  
Dock

Dalek wrote:
So, deaf as well.  


Half past eight.
Grind

Apparently the sister-in-law hurt herself dropping an unspecified weight on her head at a gym (she's now in Dubai) and The Grindstress has hurt her knee/hands whilst out running in the streets of somewhere in Essex. *

Exercise. No good ever comes of it.

* It is hard to run in white stilletoes. **

** So I've been told

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