CW's Back Yard Water Garden Begins!


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Tonight, I said goodbye to a dear friend. Barney went home to live with his real dad. I'm happy they've been reunited, but I will miss him and all the fun we got up to.

Like the time we dug the wetland filter and got so into scooping and making a mountain of dirt that we didn't realize we went too deep and had to fill some back in.

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Remember when we dug up the downspout drain pipe and got it all fixed just in time for a rain storm, but then you head butted the gutter and split it open on our way out? I had to use extra pond liner to get the water away from the house.

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Or that one rock we totally should not have been swinging around over the side of the machine. You pretended like you were going to tip over, but then caught yourself at the last minute. You joker!

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And there was that time I made you carry the concrete stoop out of the side yard and you did a dino-wheelie the whole way out. Remember when we tried to break it by scooping it up and dropping it on the driveway, but it just crushed a hole in the driveway instead? I remember! Wife was mad, but we giggled to ourselves when she wasn't looking.

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Even when you partied too hard and threw up hydraulic fluid all over the yard, all you needed was a new hose and you were ready to go again.

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You were down for any task, and you were always willing to lend a hand.

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I'll miss you, buddy. Come back and visit soon.

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I think we will all miss Barney! I hope you got all your large rocks in place before he had to leave.
 
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You are beyond lucky you had access to barney for so long. If you were a contractor and got the weekly price of 600 and not 400 a day . That's close to $60,000 I hope you at least gave barney a couple transfusions on his way out.
 
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I think we will all miss Barney! I hope you got all your large rocks in place before he had to leave.

I did. Scheduled his return last week and went nuts getting every last bit of work done that I could. Built the urbanite patio, graded the whole property, dug a rain garden in the front yard, built a berm and set boulders in it, etc.


You are beyond lucky you had access to barney for so long. If you were a contractor and got the weekly price of 600 and not 400 a day . That's close to $60,000 I hope you at least gave barney a couple transfusions on his way out.

I am beyond lucky. I'm just a lucky guy. Don't know why. Good things seem to happen to me a lot. I changed fluids/filters and gave him a bath with the pressure washer on the way out. Gave his dad $,$$$ and a really nice bottle of scotch. Poor Barney is going right back to work on a new project today, though. Not even a day's rest.
 
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Rest is a bad thing for excavators . They need daily lube or they lock up.
I cant even imagin what I would have built if I had an excavator for almost 2 years.
I still can't believe what I built without the unlimited time frame of equipment. Well I didn't buy to much of my rock but even if I had it would not have been 60 k.
 
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Rest is a bad thing for excavators . They need daily lube or they lock up.
I cant even imagin what I would have built if I had an excavator for almost 2 years.
I still can't believe what I built without the unlimited time frame of equipment. Well I didn't buy to much of my rock but even if I had it would not have been 60 k.

I had it for 10 of the wettest months in PNW history. I kept it pretty busy when I wasn't working, being Dad, or the property wasn't a mud pit. Owner told me he didn't want money. He was happy to keep it working and have a place to park it that wasn't his house. Couldn't bring myself to leave him without cash. That machine just made everything here so much better.
 
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My head hurts with all your thoughts. ARE YOU JARRED BUTTER IN LAW ABIDING CITIZEN in disguise. ONLY 2 INCHES ?

i don't know, having two BOYS " fans" aggressive fans, With only two inches above the water level they better be in concrete kids will be all over it and running over the edge is a certainty.
 
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My head hurts with all your thoughts. ARE YOU JARRED BUTTER IN LAW ABIDING CITIZEN in disguise

Do you mean Gerard Butler? I know it's tough to keep up. You can try slowing down the video to half speed. And if there are any multi-syllable words you don't understand, lots of nice people here can help explain them.
 
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Now you would go get all defensive. That's what I love so much about text it was a compliment you twit, in law abiding citizen he planned for everything. AS YOU DO , no one will ever dispute that not that it's always a bad thing . You share it in your video they could be more to the point and you'd get a pretty good following as some of them there aren't many videos the like. ,. So before you go all high and mighty look a little deeper to how things might be being directed . and not so oh no hes picking on me again .
 
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I’m not offended, @GBBUDD. Just thought since you’ve been following me around the forum and poking fun at me, you must need some attention. Figured you’d like to get it the way you’ve been giving it. ;)
 
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Yup this puppy dog just lives to follow you around everywhere and anywhere you go. I always use the feature notify me when cw makes a post . If there is one.
I said a Long time ago stop giving advice let them find out on their own. But I have never been able to watch someone go down a questionable road, 2 inch above water line is one of those roads especially with kids. It matters not if a fold is in or out a fold is a fold. which at its max I have ever found was 2 inches for wicking.
Passing along experience to who may ever read your blog down the road, who may no what to risk suck a low shoulder. . Do as you wish sir you've done your own research. Your pond , your way.
 
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Yup this puppy dog just lives to follow you around everywhere and anywhere you go. I always use the feature notify me when cw makes a post . If there is one.
I said a Long time ago stop giving advice let them find out on their own. But I have never been able to watch someone go down a questionable road, 2 inch above water line is one of those roads especially with kids. It matters not if a fold is in or out a fold is a fold. which at its max I have ever found was 2 inches for wicking.
Passing along experience to who may ever read your blog down the road, who may no what to risk suck a low shoulder. . Do as you wish sir you've done your own research. Your pond , your way.

Who’s the defensive one?

Never said or meant anything about your advice or my building details. About the last 10 times you’ve addressed me, you’ve had some rude or smart ass comment to go with it (my interpretation). Not a big deal. Don’t love it, but I’m a big boy. I can take it.

Figured you could handle having it dished back at you, but you’re acting more like the playground bully who is suddenly the victim as soon as someone pushes back.

Anyway, this is silly. Sorry I misinterpreted your loving compliment. Let us move on.
 
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