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Nate The Surveyor
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I'm a big fan of normal life. Here we have a mobile home with an add on garage. And, a goat, and a donkey. And a bit of concrete. And a gate. And, apparently the owners had to go somewhere, so somebody comes by to feed above animals. It's near a section corner. The section corner was a 1/2" rebar, bent over. I removed said rebar, straightened it, and reset it, several inches subsurface. It fit my search coord by a few hundredths.

I need paid by a client. 

I've got 10 jobs that need my attention.

And, I really should wash this new puppy, sitting in my lap. She's a rat terrier, and has some fleas.

The weather is cooling a bit. 

I need to cut 5 loads of firewood.

The cow just had a fall calf. She got milk fever. We IV-d her with Cal mag. She went down, and was under a hot electric fence for a couple of hours. Poor girl. She was quite tame, but is even more docile now, after all the super pampering. We nearly lost her, but she's gonna be ok, I think.

And, a nice new heifer to boot.

And, I have a past client who balked at my bill to pay $200 to write a 60 course desc. I've surveyed it, 7 yrs ago. He thinks it should be free. I told him to find another surveyor.

$200 is dirt cheap. If that's not good enough, he can write it himself.

My payment to Javad is due today. I don't have the money. Unless this family I'm working for pays today. I don't have a contract. They are good people. His dad died last fall, at 59 yrs old. They will eventually pay, but I need some now. They said it was "in the mail". 

It's Friday, and the end of the month.

I chased down a UPS truck yesterday. For driving like a maniac. I blocked him into a driveway, and told him to slow it down. We went round and round. Sheriff said let him go. I got his picture, and truck number. I'm supposed to file a complaint with ups, but that takes time.

I'm getting older, and crankier. The next generation is 10x smarter than me. But cannot comprehend how and why tires get flats, and somehow think more legislation will cure it.

Goats still act like goats.

And cows will usually come see if you have some food.

My mother in law hates me, (it's ok, they are supposed to!) and the sun will be up soon. Right on time.

Nate

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Brad Ott
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So it goes

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holy cow
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Through the years I have been in that same problem numerous times.  Something needs paid right now and it seems like everybody who owes me money has disappeared.  Two days from now six checks show up in the mail.

On the other hand I have been that person slow to pay some bill that I owe, but I have a really good excuse.

However, there have been so many times when somehow, some way the money shows up just in the nick of time.

It may have been a need for $100 or it may have been a need for $20,000 but if I didn't have it ahead of time I felt terrible.  Wish all clients could feel as badly as what I have felt when I've been short.

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Nate The Surveyor
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I'm sure these are pets.

 

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Posted by: @nate-the-surveyor

cannot comprehend how and why tires get flats

At least they are only flat on one side...

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