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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Approximately Two Tons

Tennessee Ernie Ford sang a song - 16 Tons. I can now relate to his song:

Some people say a man is made outta mud
A poor man's made outta muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

 I/we didn't shovel 16 tons but by my guesstimate we shoveled around two tons. We had to chop it into blocks and then hoist them up out of the way. I think we are now ready for cowboy breakfast tomorrow. When I opened the wood stove door to see if it needed cleaning out I found that it was clean and I had set the fire when I had last used it. Now all I need to do is put a match to it and when it warms up start cooking.

I guess I'll be able to stand up straight again in a few days. Us old guys recover a little slower than young folk.

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