I really like this castle. Somebody must have a queen to live here.
Last year it looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
It looks good now.
Our work this past week included repairs to the boardwalk at Bogue Chitto refuge. Bogue Chitto is a Choctaw name meaning big stream.
We don't want anyone falling through on these rotten boards. We replaced a total of 15 with 7 more to go.
The runners underneath are getting bad too. With some of the good ends of the rotten boards we replaced, we secured some of the runners as well. Not an easy feat.
This kind of work is unacceptable to us. It has now been fixed. This was done by our predecessor. I will show you why in the next photo.
Sometimes to get a board in right, you have to remove a top runner, then drill a hole in the board to insert a long bolt back through to secure it.
Wallace gets to do all the hard part of this job.
Sometimes you just have to get creative as some of the bolts are a little rusty and you have to pry them out!!!
Before going out, I cut the replacement boards to size in our nice work shop while Wallace trudges them out to the truck.
Cooling off my smoking hot drill.
While Wallace is struggling with some of the harder work, I get to secure the boards to the boardwalk.
This was replaced with a nice new board at one of the overlooks at the same place.
We replaced several of these boards last year on this same overlook.
Isn't this a pretty entrance? We had passed it up several times hoping to get a photo of it before they took them down..today was the day.
While out and about, you have to be mindful of these kinds of critters. A cotton mouth snake, and we have seen several lately.
When we make our brochure run which includes several stops, we check things. There have been a couple of signs with graffiti. Here I am painting over it.
The brown wasn't quite the right brown, but it looked good when I finished and now the graffiti is history...for a while.
Last blog, I showed you Fritchie Marsh...what it looked like before and after the mess was cleaned up. This week when we went back, it still looked great with only a little bit of trash to pick up. Hooray!
This is what it now looks like!!!
There is a tradition around Mardi Gras time that includes a King Cake. There is a plastic baby hidden inside and whoever gets the piece with it gets to bring the next years cake. Ours had cream cheese filling.
While out at the mall yesterday, just had to stop for this photo.
Our granddaughters birthday is today, she is eleven. We HAD to go shopping for that.
You might notice, the shirt Wallace is wearing was given to us for donating blood. It has the Fleur-de-lis design on it. He now has two of them as those shirts are always X large. We donate all around this country and proud to do so.
That has caught us up on our doings, so, until next time!!!