Friday, May 26, 2006

Tomorrows News Today!

I'm telling you right now: If we still made our prison inmates dig ditches instead of work in the woodshop or the kitchen, crime rates would plummet.

We're putting in a sprinkler system. Yup -- not paying some guys a gazillion bucks to put one in, no-siree. We are doing it ourselves (with a little help from assorted family members). Today, the chain gang consisted of the foreman (husband) and two chief ditch diggers / fillers (my SIL and me). QC was headed by my DD. She did a marvelous job, with a bit of help from the dog, who was, I think, a bit perturbed that we yell at her for digging one little hole in the lawn, yet we get to make really cool skinny ditches all over the place.

I'm exhausted. We worked from about 9:00 a.m. until it started pouring down rain - about 5:45 (I think... I didn't look at the clock). We did have a brief break to scarf down some tuna sandwiches.

And, oh yay! We get to do it all again tomorrow. We're only about one third done.

Now I understand why people pay to have this stuff done. That said, there is a certain amount of satisfaction in doing it ourselves. I just hope I still have time -- and energy -- to get my vegetable garden in at some point before the weekend is over.

Anyone want to come help? There will be barbeque, homemade potato salad and corn on the cob for lunch tomorrow.

Incidentally, I'm writing this entry tonight because the warden - erhm - my husband has decreed that tomorrow's installment of ditch digging will begin at 0-600, and I don't know when I'll be rolling out of bed. So here's tomorrow's post today.

What are you doing this weekend?


Chuck said...

very funny but sadly true, if we were to bring back labor for inmates crime would go down, as you have seen it is hard work.

Tori Lennox said...

Wow. I won't be having as much fun as you. *g*

Ceri said...

As I sit in my office all day (I hope not being busy so I can get plenty of editing done) I'll be thinking of you. At least it'll be a nice day to work outside.