Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy in a Construction Zone

Lucy and Twiggy

“What the heck is all this mess?”

“I don’t know, Little One, but I suspect the Boss has been watching a do-it-yourself video.”

“This trench is all filled with water. That can’t be right.”

“I would agree. Where is the Boss anyway?”

“I don’t know, but it looks like a lot of dirt that needs putting back.”

“I suspect the Boss dug that out of the trench.”

“Hey, Dad. What’s up with the skinny swimming hole?”

“That is a trench for the downspout extension, Twiggy. That black hose will be connected to carry the water away.”

“Why the extensions?”

“We are getting ready for some new turf, Twiggy. Artificial turf, so the nightmare of the lawn will be over.”

“OOOOkay, but I suspect something went awry here.”

“You are brilliant. After I dug the trench and before I could connect the hose, a downpour came and filled the trench with water.”

“Can we play in it? Hey, I think I see something.”

“No, it is muddy water, and you don’t want to get dirty. What you see is probably your reflection.”

“I know my reflection, and I also know I don’t have a dorsal fin.”

“Wait, a minute, Little One. Let me see that.”

“There. Right there. Did you see it move?”

“I hate to say this, Twiggy, but I hear the themes music from Jaws in my head.”

“Lucy, wait for me. Why’d you run off?”

“I figured whatever was in there would like an appetizer before the main course.”

“That’s pretty funny.”

99 comments

  1. Oh, John! Looks like happy DIY days, lols. Hope you get it sorted soon πŸ™‚

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    1. The trench is dry today. The installation moves on. Thanks, Harmony.

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  2. Bad luck with the rain, John. I’d definitely get someone in to do that job – a local lad who needs the work, of course.

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    1. I did get a bid. $25.00 a foot. Comes to a total of more than $250.00 per trench. There are three. I believe in supporting the locals, but when they value their work too far above what is reasonable I have to go my own way. 😁

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      1. No argument from me there John

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      2. I was dumfounded at the cost.

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  3. Shame about the rain. Good thinking about the turf. I’ve considered it, too.

    I laughed aloud at the Jaws theme and appetizer comment. Too funny. Give the girls ear scratches from me. Seems they had quite a scare!

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    1. Hahaha. Thank you, Triaci. Ear scratches all around. Thank you. 😁

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  4. haha, you and the girls do know how to interact!! I’m surprised you haven’t been picked up for a comedy gig!

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    1. Thank you, GP. You know how to brighten the day. 😁

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      1. shush – you’ll wreck my reputation!

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      2. I keep blowing it. Good thing no one reads these comments.

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      3. Hahahah. 😁

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  5. So sweet! Rain, rain go away, little Twiggy and Lucy want to play.

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    1. I like it, Jill. Thanks. 😊

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  6. The expressions on their little faces are just priceless! You nailed what they would be saying if dogs could talk.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. I just report what I hear.

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  7. You do pick up their dialogue pretty well, but I think you left out Twiggy’s response to your suggestion that “it is muddy water, and you don’t want to get dirty.” If I heard her right, she said, “Oh, yeah? Sez who?”

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    1. She did dive in after the photos were done and I needed to spray off her paws and under carriage. She was not fond of the hose treatment. Thanks, Linda.

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  8. “I know my reflection, and I also know I don’t have a dorsal fin.” LOL. Those two!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. 😁

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  9. They constantly entertain us! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Pamela. Thanks for letting me know. 😊

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Great dialogue, John. It looks like you have your hands full with this project. A lot of rain fell in our area too, and everyone had to take cover. I’m hoping you get plenty of sunshine today — and cooler temps. 😊

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    1. The temps are going up but we are expecting rain on Friday. Got to get their trench done. before then. Thanks, Gwen.

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  11. I snorted out loud over the dorsal fin comment. Now Bond is looking at me like I’m weird.

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    1. Give Bond a rub and he’ll forgive you. (maybe) Thanks for letting me know about the snort. I live for those. 😁

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  12. Sorry about the rain, John, but after the hot temperatures you had, I’m sure you needed it to cool things down.

    Loved the dorsal fin and appetizer chuckles.Those girls get up to some crazy adventures, LOL!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. They make me laugh for sure.

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  13. Buahahaha!

    I’m glad the inspectors have done their due diligence on the project, and now you can get back to it. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes. Their two cents has been spent. Thanks, Marc.

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  14. Darn and I was thinking a wee tiny moat to keep out the delivery persons.

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    1. We have concertina wire for that. 😁

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  15. Hilarious, John! I loved the ‘dorsal fin’ sighting. Those girls are a hoot. Sorry about the rain – the best-laid plans and all that…

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. I just didn’t move fast enough. Today s the installation day. for the extension. The trench is dry. 😁

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  16. This was adorable. Not sold on the idea of turf, but I can see the merits.

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    1. I have had it. Two complete lawns installed in the last two years. (different varieties) Too much heat, shade, and dog traffic. Lets see how the artificial holds up.

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  17. At least they didn’t offer their two cents’ worth on how to get the job done… πŸ˜‰

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    1. I know right? I think they know better. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. πŸ˜‰

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  18. And was it a shark or only a barracuda?
    Hugs

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    1. Just a barracuda. Thank heavens. Thank you, David. 😁

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  19. For a minute the girls had me believing there might be a shark in that canal! I expected Twiggy to fall in. Take it easy, John. I am impressed with your work.

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    1. After the photo she went in and got rewarded with a hose spray. Not her favorite. Thanks, Jo.

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  20. Oh, one of my favorites, John. I love “skinny swimming hole” and Twiggy’s reflection of a dorsal fin. And have fun with that laborious work. πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I’m glad you like the post today. 😁

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  21. Oh, the best-laid plans. πŸ™‚ Love the girls’ reactions. Hope you are able to finish soon.

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    1. Finished today. Should be good to go.

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  22. Ron Yates · · Reply

    You gotta watch out for those garden sharks!

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    1. You are so right, Ron. They are in kiddie pools too. 😁

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  23. Awww, Twiggy the appetizer πŸ™

    Artificial turf? That’s one way to avoid weed whacking. Will it stand up to the girl’s mayhem?

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    1. It is the pet addition with extra strength and plenty of drainage. I think they will like it.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    If i heard the Jaws theme near water I’d run too! Good one and hope your project goes well.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. All finished.

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  25. Hey John, could you run that line up here? We’re in a serious drought, about six inches short of rainfall. All the storms are missing us.

    I know it is a long way…..but think about it.

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    1. I’ll think about it. A lot of drought conditions around. I hope the wild rice is okay.

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  26. The weather never fails to cause issues with outdoor projects. Hope you get it done before the next one.

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    1. Yes, I finished today. Thanks, Charles.

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  27. Ha-ha-ha! The dog expection is so funny! They are so curious! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŽπŸΊπŸ₯  Beer & sausages after the work! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Good idea.Beer and sausages for everyone.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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      1. :-)) You are welcome, John!

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  28. Yes, with this two comrades by your side you are solving the problems, in lightspeed, John. Lol xx Michael

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    1. Hahahaha 😁 Candle light speed for sure.

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      1. Lol – Animals can give us a much better feeling about the importance of time. Have a beautiful wekend, John! xx Michael

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      2. You as well, Michael.

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  29. Reblogged this on T. W. Dittmer and commented:
    I always appreciate someone doing work like this. A talented author with a sense of humor doing it makes it extra special to me.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. Super share. 😁

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  30. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    It’s not every day one ends up with a shark in their back yard.

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    1. We have all kinds of weird stuff in the back yard thanks to Twiggy. Thanks, Pete. 😊

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  31. we could call it “yard-thriller”, 😱😱 and now they are on the run… from John, the Destroyer of lawns πŸ˜‚

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    1. I like that title. Yes it is me the great lawn destroyer. Moooohahahaha. Thanks VR. 😁

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

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  32. Jaws is perfect – yet I wonder if Twiggy will ever learn Lucy’s wisdom. Going with artificial turf?

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    1. Yup. Artifical turf. I have put in two complete lawns in two years. A combo of heat, drought, and dogs has caused me to go over the edge. July 19th is the installation date for the special dog high drainage turf that will end my angst.

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  33. LOL! I have the Jaws music in my head now. Like Lucy I would have run too!

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    1. Only safe thing to do.

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  34. Oh dear, John, we would not want Twiggy to end up a starter.

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    1. No. The poor dear would not like it either.

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  35. I’m arriving here late because we, too, have had TONS of water this week and that trench looks all-too-familiar! Hope you found a dry spell and got it working, John.

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    1. It is all finished, Debbie. Thanks.

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  36. I’m not a fan of artificial turf, but I have areas around my house where the grass looks terrible all year round, so I get it. I hope it works out for you. πŸ™‚

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    1. We have put in two complete lawns in two years here. Between the heat, sun, and dog traffic it doesn’t stand a chance. Thanks, Vashti. We are getting the dog friendly variety.

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      1. I totally get it. Good luck!

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      2. Thanks, Vashti.

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  37. The end to the lawn nightmare comes with a little shark humor. Lol. Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. We always have a little uhmor around here. Thanks, Diana.

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  38. The music from Jaws. That was really funny! Good luck with the project, John.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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