"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Saturday, February 02, 2013

WORK...... the new four letter word!

No rest for the wicked they say...
for the last 5 days we have had our
morning coffee and then off to work outside....

One would never know we're retired!
We bought this used quad for snow removal,
and it is now paying for itself in pulling out Manzanita
to be burned......here Russell is pulling out a large piece...

Now he's putting it on top of the fire....

At the end of our work day.....
we usually spend about 5-6 hours
 Russell tends the fire......  
and I get a beer for each of us while we sit
and watch the fire die down....

And look at beautiful Mt. Eddy ....
What projects are you working on at your home?
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  1. It look so pretty there. This time of year gets boring in suburbia. There just aren't many chores to do in a urban yard when it's 20 degrees out.

  2. Busy, but beautiful!! Great shadow shots for the day!!! Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!!

  3. If I could work in an area as beautiful as that, I wouldn't think of it as work at all!

    Blushing Shadows

  4. Yes, I like the com position of the chair with shadow. Greetings.

  5. Play is also of four letters...backbreaking chores look to go a little better with gasoline engines and four-wheel-drive. Felling trees seems like work, but machinery, fires and beer make this an acceptable bit of work:)

    Today's chore might include simmering a chicken frame for soup. Not too inclined to do much else on a cold day!

  6. Anonymous1:55 PM

    Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho

  7. love that shadow in the room. And to sit by the bonfire. :)

  8. The view would be worth it, i think.

    As for retirement, i'd rather wear out than rust out, as the saying goes, when that time comes.

  9. Lovely shadow shots ~ you sure don't look 'retired' ~ living well i would say ~ enjoy ^_^

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor

  10. Love how the chair casts such an interesting shadow shape - barely matching the chair itself! Sometimes business leads to an appreciation of beauty around you when you take a break!

  11. Whew, I'm tired just looking at all the work you guys did. Great job.

  12. shadows weaved in work...great shots!!!

  13. Yes, I like . Greetings.

  14. Yes, the mountain is beautiful. I hope it makes all that hard work worthwhile. :)

  15. Having some beers while watching the fire die down...sounds like a fun end to the day :)

  16. Estamos sempre cercados pelo trabalho...a imagem da cadeira é convidativa. Um abraço!

  17. I am amazed at how little time we have now that we are retired. How did we ever manage to work?

  18. It appears that retirement for you two is harder than working but pleasantly so. These are fabulous pictures and I love the sound of your day. I was forced into retirement last December by a boss who, for many reasons, couldn't cope with me! But light at the end of a bleak tunnel. I`m going back to work in a couple of weeks - managing a department within the same organization. He is going to die when he finds out!!!Love, love, love it!

  19. Cool post. Very witty too. Thanks for this.


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