About Jim

I think this is the part where you are to write something clever and witty about yourself. I’m solidly locked in middle age and content with myself. I love to travel to see and experience new things, new foods and new drink. I also like to cook and bake mainly because I like to eat. And I found out that I’m pretty good at both. I'm not a professional blogger nor do I want to be. I'll leave that to others while I'll kick back and post whatever suddenly pops into my brain. I'm more spontaneous anyway. And the rest we’ll just kinda sorta figure out as we go along. Feel free to leave comments or even just to say "Hello". Find me at: https://mnghostt.wordpress.com. Find me on Instagram at: ghosttrider77

Wednesday Morning


I’m waiting for Round 3 of thunder storms to come rolling in this afternoon.  That’s going to keep me from working outside today but what can you do?  I’ll just roll with it an and take the break for today.

I finished the detail work late yesterday afternoon with a little bit of rock to get rid of.  I know how I’ll do that and make it easy on me.  I have three outdoor projects going all at the same time but I’m gonna focus on this before moving on to finishing up the berm.  This is a good time to get my irrigation serviced since all of the rock is out of the way.

I just haven’t decided what I’m exactly going to do with these these peony bushed but at least two have to go or be moved.  I’m also going to have to calculate the amount of pea gravel and top soil I’m going to need which will be interesting.  I’ll let the new top soil settle a bit before the sod goes down.

The fun never ends here.


Oh Lookee Here …

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One would think that I would have …

  1. Lost more weight than I have.
  2. Had pictures of that journey across Africa.

I like that lion tho.  Growl!!!!

Tuesday Morning


My new rain barrel and diverter worked beautifully with last night’s rain.  Everything worked according to Hoyle and I have 50 gallons of free water for my plants out front.  “Free” is definitely a good thing.

The college guys are doing a great job with removing the rock for me.  All should be finished today and then it’s on to redesigning the landscaping look.  I have an idea how I want it all to look right now, it’s just a matter of getting it all laid out and put into place.

And yeh I “pulled a Ritu” since I have a number of bruises and dings and cuts from doing all of this.  I was using a saw to cut up the old edging yesterday.  It was a good thing my finger was in the way to let me know that I was doing it wrong.  It kinda sorta smarted.