All Cut Up in Botched Burglary; Haul Away!

Wordle 330

Shock! Broken glass on grass this morn;

Lock time passed, and chain will runner screen,

Shoe pierced by shard on slippery lawn —

Dogs give tongue; the bleeding man is seen.

(A scene such as is repeated daily in South Africa, where criminals will soon outnumber those who endeavour to earn an honest living. After all, the example is set at top levels.)

Apart from varnishing my new rail and starting to re-varnish the deck at the front, I had the task of preventing a section of concrete fence broken off in the wildest of our recent wild storms from breaking through the creeper which was all that was holding it, and shattering a statue and pond and anyone/thing else that happened to be in the way at the time at our cottage level some three metres below.

I have tried to get help with the project, but today I gave that up and tackled it alone. Amazing what a purchase point, some levers, and a good block and tackle apparatus can accomplish. I have a slight build, and there is no way that I could have lifted those chunks of concrete without ‘making a plan’.

© 17 December 2017 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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7 Responses to All Cut Up in Botched Burglary; Haul Away!

  1. Barb says:

    Wow. This looks like a job for Superman. Good work!


  2. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    ‘n Boer maak ‘n plan! Or in your case, a Colonialist does! Great achievement!


  3. Quite a project; a lot of ingenuity. Love your poem.


  4. I get the feeling you ‘re not particularly happy living there now, which must be a depressing feeling

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