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Phil's Rambling Rants
May 17th, 2006
03:59 pm


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I cannot tell a lie

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Date:May 17th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)

Hatchets, etc.

Louie had wanted me to deal with some very small trees outside before they became big enough to become a nuisance. For one of them, I got way down below the surface, only to find the root so rubbery that the hatchet bounced off more than it cut in; I eventually did get it cut off down there, but it took serious work. Later, I thought I was supposed to cut down a shrub that turned out to be a very pretty lilac bush; Louie did manage to stop me, though, before I did too much damage. And I am now under strict orders not to use the hatchet, as Louie doesn't feel (having watched me in process of doing it) that I am safe as far as my own hands and wrists are concerned. Oh, well -- it'll be easy enough for us to get a spare blade for the coping saw and to use that. And it's just one of those things that those of us who own, rather than rent, need to learn to deal with.

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