The sun is shining and this train is a rollin’!!!
We keep our heads down getting the work done. The roses will be planted by the end of the day and there are 6 rows of stakes left…we will conquer!
It’s 10 AM and a set of parents pull in. Did they really hear our inner cries??? They have come to help the Lone Stake Slayer- yay! It’s amazing how a few extra hands for a few extra hours makes a world of difference.
They join up with the Lone Stake Slayer. Who, had already knocked out a row and a half of the remaining 6 rows (Today’s target – 132 stakes give or take).
Go Team Go!! Jana takes control of the truck and Tim & Justin tackle the stakes. They are making great progress ….and then Justin drives off??? It turns out Justin broke the post driller! Oh dear – how many times does that happen in a man’s life? He borrows the neighbor’s welder to fix it – which is a shake-your-head-embarrassing funny because the post driller ALSO belongs to the neighbor – oh dear. Note To Selves – Just buy your own post driller. period.
Justin is back shortly and away they go – off to the races! They are on the last row and Tate and I are racing them in the rose planting (which was going a little slow). Low and behold the post driller breaks again -what? who is against us?? – this time in a different place. I had to laugh because when the men talk about it..it’s a Grunt..grunt.. manly sort of day in a frustrating proud sort of way! Broke the post driller twice! And to answer the question above, apparently at least twice in a man’s lifetime 🙂
Off he went to weld one more time, and in the meantime Tim & Jana predrilled the holes for the stakes on the last row. Check them out!!! Oh yes…that’s her – placing the auger and my father-in-law positioning and providing instruction. I watched them work from the rose planting area, feeling pretty darn amazed, amused and lucky…and have to admit…I may have cracked a smile when they exchanged a few frustrated moments with each other. It was such a pleasure to have them working along side of us.
Justin soon back and away they went. Justin drilled the last stake on Sunday at 4:07 pm! AND THAT my friends is worthy of a celebration!
They won the race they didn’t know they were in! Our consolation prize was their help with planting the last 3-4 roses.
The last rose was planted at 4:30!
Yay!!! Today WE conquered!!!