Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Sledge Hammer Time with "PowerBall" & "Eno"!!!





Well, I must say that I feel good right now because of the time spent working ( I should say DESTROYING) the interior of the joint. Ellis "Eno" Bryan (of Bryan Custom built Fences fame) and the human front-end loader Russel Wayne "PowerBall" Hickey (the guy in the red, cut-off Jason Vorhees outfit) came over to lend a hand.......of which I've got to give a lot of thanks! The place really does look better, getting the partition wall out really opened the whole space up, it looks three times larger! Seeing that much space really did get me excited. Tomorrow will involve the removal of a few more things and hauling off all of the debris to the dump. Got another bid on screening in the side shed where the cooker and coal chimney will be, actually I had a guy out to bid it........he should have me a # by this weekend. Cleaning crew came by and bid me $600.00 to clean the kitchen up. Sounds like a lot.....you might even be saying to yourself that $600.00 ain't worth it......but this is the one thing I'm not going to bitch at, if you could see how this kitchen was left you would say its worth it too! I can't pay this guy fast enough to get in there and clean this place up! Ill post tomorrow....hopefully with pic of the whole room after its cleaned out.

1 comment:

jbc said...

wow, hickey looks like a bobber.

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