Starting A New Week

March 6, 2006

HaulingWood

…Monday morning… time for a wood run…

At the end of each summer I go into my woods and cut up the trees that have fallen to the ground. Some of it I leave and some of it I haul back to the house to burn in the fireplace during the winter. I don’t want to bring too much to the house because whatever is left after winter has to be hauled back to the woods.

I really misjudged the amount of wood we would need this year so this morning I had to make another wood run. Just wanted you to know my week is off to another rousing start.

The Comments

Don Jones

Fantastic photo composition here Dennis. The angularity of the foreground wood with the foot path leading to the back of the vehicle which forms a Z. The home dwelling in the distant mist all engaging the eye to move back and forth through the image. The red tailights add just enough warm vivid color to balance out the cold grey winter tones.

Doug Jones

I think I have had to put on a coat maybe 2 or 3 times this winter… MY kind of winter.

Nick Jones Everybody

I skated ten miles around the lake and played a round of golf in 80 degree weather this weekend… you have fun with the wood hauling….

Dennis Jones

…I’ve pretty much stayed inside my house since last November… in front of the fireplace…

Mokuu

This scene reminds me of the north canadian areas. Might be why you like hockey 🙂

Dennis Jones

…why the hockey bug bit a kid from the rural Missouri Ozarks I will never know, but it did… I got used to watching NFL football games on Sunday afternoons at an early age… back then, when the football season ended they would play NHL hockey games in that time slot here in the states.

I was watching Gordie Howe playing for Detroit… Bobby Hull playing for Chicago with Tony Esposito in net and his brother Phil playing for Boston, Gary Cheevers in net (he was putting stitches on his goalie mask with a magic marker at the time) and my all time favorite player, Bobby Orr…

…now THAT was a great NHL…

Don Jones

Seems we were able to replicate a few of those games in our garage. Homemade cardboard goals and the old orange plastic puck. Getting body checked into the paneled walls didn’t have much “give” if I remember right.

Dennis Jones

…I made us a couple of hockey sticks in 7th grade shop class which we immediately broke practicing our slap shots… but I repaired them with a few nuts n bolts… I think those might have been the only two hockey sticks in southern Missouri at that time…

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Fort Wood Indiana

October 19, 2009

WoodFort

I spent Saturday choppin’ n splittin’ wood and while I was at it I built this totally awesome wooden fort just in case Canadians decide to cross the border and try to pillage my totally awesome stash of Krispie Kreme Donuts.

The Comments

Jeff

That looks like WAY too much work.. I’ll stick to my cardboard box design.. Hows the hands?

Don Jones

This is some of your best work Dennis… and with a Stihl, not a Cintiq!

Dennis Jones

…I was using the Cintiq to start with, but had to switch to a splitting maul…

Doug Jones

Jeff Fisher is looking for a hide-out fort just like this… someplace where Bud can’t find him. Do you accept reservations?

Jeff

I’m not sure Canadians are the threat here. Don’t they surrender after crossing any border? No thats the French.

Dennis Jones

…just got back from the store… Karen said she was making soup tonight and I could either go to the grocery store for ingredients at 5 o’clock when I was done with work and we could eat later… OR… I could go right then (at 2 o’clock) and we could eat earlier… I grabbed my coat and sprinted out the door ‘cause the earlier you can eat, the better your chances are of eating a little bit more later…

Don Jones

Double down on the eating and you can always take a nap prior to going to bed. Always worked for Dad.