Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I Like Working Men

It's that time of year again...when I start to go MIA. I started at the Forest Service today with Forestry and Fire so I'm working long days and basically am all over the place. And no, I never did get a break and it isn't looking like I will either. I also don't have internet at home so I'm going to attempt to update the blog at least once a week through the summer as long as I'm not fighting fire anywhere...but it's going to be awfully hard for me to keep up with anyones blog since I don't have time to browse! As it is I'm writing this while I'm waiting for about 100 pictures from graduation to upload to the server I'm using for the yearbook. I need to get that bugger finished!!!

Last week was finals week at school, Friday was graduation and the weekend was full of parties I felt obligated to go to since I helped all these Seniors write their scholarship and college essays after we fired the other English teacher. I feel responsible for them somehow. I finally got to have a little fun on Memorial Day...but it was working fun.

I bought a horse trailer. I have a little two horse, but have decided I need to expand with all I do. I found a 4 horse stock bumper pull which was in my cheap price range. It's a bit of a beater, but dead solid with a new floor. On Saturday my guy and I picked it up and tore out the old floor. On Monday we drove to Pueblo to pick up the wood for the floor since all the mills were closed here for the holiday and we didn't want to lose another day. We made a day of it and went shopping and out to eat at Red Lobster. It's a relief to get out of the valley every now and then, and since Pueblo is a good 2 hours from home it's worth spending time there! It was fun as I got to spend a good hour in a bookstore and find some good sales on cute summer dresses!

After we got back into the valley we replaced the floor. Oh how I love a working man!!!

After tearing out the old floor

The finished bottom layer

Look how tight those boards are!

Oh, and the cute new Burkies that were bought for me (don't mind my horrid figure skater's feet)...

Cutting for the top layer

After laying the top wafer board we're going to tie it in with angle irons and I'm also pricing some nice rubber mats I can't afford yet. I'll keep you all posted...with everything eventually!


alanna rose said...

So, from what we can see of the working man he's cute :)

Andrea said...

Uhm...is that your man? The one with the HUGE muscles? Girl!!! Dang!!! Okay, now.....congrats on the trailer! What an exciting buy! And your Working Man did an awesome job on the floor. Gotta love those handy man types! And those muscles that go along with handy man types!! :) Be safe out there with those fires!

Diana said...

You and WM made that floor look awesome!! Ok, now who is this WM?! LOL

Laura said...

WOW! Your trailer looks awesome!!!! Yeah for a working man!!!

Kara said...

Great job on the trailer. Looks great!!!