Its 10:18 pm and I'm just getting in. I spent most of the morning helping a neighbor round up some missing pigs, and Hardnox, you're lucky to have chased some critters that don't mind being chased. I used words today that I would normally only use on Mud.
After getting my neighbors hogs in, I went up to the local Andy's to help them throw out all their rotten food. A little selfishly, as it all went in my hog pen, but it wasn't "government covered" labor. The restaurant lost about $1000 worth of meat and veggies, about a weeks worth. They still didn't have power up there when I went by about 10 pm.
After Andy's, I went to see two different acquaintances about some tree work. One I will start cutting on tomorrow, and the other I will need to get down before we get another blow. Both of these people being friends, they will get the friend and family discount, so darn, no government money there, either.
After checking out the two trees, I went to another friends to check the shingle damage on his shop roof. All of the shingles, and some of the structure will have to be replaced. He has a two percent of the value of the structure deductible, so no government money there, either.
The phone started ringing about 2 pm. I will spend most of tomorrow cutting a huge pine tree so that I can tarp up the holes in the mans roof before it rains again, causing more damage. Then in the afternoon or evening, I will start running around giving estimates on other work. I'll probably get in about 10 pm again, bone weary, and still broke. But at least I have that wonderful Federal Government to fall back on.