First Job!

March 25, 2009

Kaldun haggled his way into his first job.

Over the weekend a neighbor was tearing out his east side fence and replacing it with a low picket fence to put in a garden.  I grabbed a beer and went over to supervise.  Serious neighborhood businesses.

He has dogs in his backyard so just putting a garden in his backyard would lead to it’s destruction.  I told him about my elaborate fence scheme (Grandpa Irv like) to keep my dogs out and shared various garden tips.  At this point he went back to pickup something or other from his shed and stepped in a wonderfully aged pile of dog business.  Which led to a discussion of such things and my revelation that the primary reason our yard stays clean is picking up dog poop is an excellent punishment for the boy .

On cue Kaldun comes walking over.

My neighbor, realizing an opportunity, asks him point blank if he wants a job.  To which he cautiously replies “well, yeah.”  After explaining the task they began to haggle on the price.  Kaldun boldly opened the bidding at $2.30 per day (how he came to that number, I have no idea) with service on non Tae Kwon Do days.  Eventually the matter was settled.

So Kaldun has a job cleaning up after 2 labs in the neighborhood.  Once a week yard cleaning for $10.

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Also, a thank you is in order for the host of this website.  Mr. Hodges has improved some of the background items on the webserver.  Should be faster, smoother, and the tools available are more colorful if nothing else (I know of nothing else at this point).

Thank you sir.

- Jesse

ps. Kelli has worked a ton, San Diego pictures still forthcoming.

[edit]This post was edited to correct typos[/edit]

Categories: General.


March 22, 2009

All sorts of goings on as of late.  The basketball season is winding down (Tulsa was in, and is now out of the NIT), work is fairly hectic,  awesome weather is here, Kelli and Kaldun went to San Diego for spring break, and I’ve started to make my plans for the MDP.

With the nice weather has come a couple days of fishing for Kaldun and I.  While I still stand by my assessment that there are no “wild” fish in Oklahoma we enjoy going out and breaking the boat anyway. We’ll have to wait for Kelli to label and name the San Diego pictures, but here are a few fishing pictures to hold you over:

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I uploaded some MDP pictures. All my my MDP pictures can be seen here. Including this one of Grissel, who has been hassling me for YEARS to get a copy. So here:

From Memorial Day Pounding on Rainy Lake

Pictures of San Diego to come. Sue, Amelia and Liam will be in town next week. So more to come!

Categories: General.