The "Air Traffic Mike World Tour 2009" is coming to an end.
Between the two trips since May I've put more miles on my truck than I did in all of 2008.
It hasn't been all work. If you've followed the blog you've seen the day trips to Philly, the oceanfront, fishing, and side trips while en route.
Not exactly how I planned the first six months of retirement to say the least.
My time on the farm has been busy.
We started with stuff like this:
ended up with lots of these:
and are almost done making those into these:
Splitty had to get into the shot.
Mind you, there's more of that than pictured.
Here's a little ditty I call, "Air Traffic Mike vs 150lb. Piece of Black Walnut".
I'm sure it won't get an Oscar for "Best Short Film Involving Labor" but it is an accurate view of what I've been doing the last few weeks.
BTW, moving a piece that size by myself was not easy, but the 800lb capacity hand truck sure helped.
So, how much firewood came from that one little piece?
We get to these 250-300lb pieces tomorrow after it dries up a bit from today's rains.
This week we finish up the firewood, make a day trip into Philadelphia one last time, and close out our portion of the farm clean up.
The barn is just about completely taken down and hauled away. I know I keep promising a barn blog but I want it to be as complete as I can possibly make it.
Splitty and I will be back on the road a week from Monday or Tuesday. Looks like a touch and go in Virginia Beach to check on my brother Bruce, a stop in Ashville, NC for old times sake, and then back to Memphis.
It will be nice to be home for a bit, spending Sunday Funday with the gang, catching up on all the local news, and sleeping in my own king size bed.
Watch for more of Splitty's adventures from the road and the return of the gang from "Air Traffic Mike Heavy Industries, LLC." (the official social think tank of Air Traffic Mike) coming soon.
Until the next time, all y'all take care of yourselves.
Air Traffic Mike, ret.
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