Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's in the Works

Mr. Cowboy's Uncle had some extra pipe sitting around his house. And you will never guess how much! The perfect amount to do our top rail of the arena. We couldn't have been more excited. We love Uncles. So, this weekend the men started working on grinding and welding.They pulled a string first to make sure the pipes were pretty level. Mr. Cowboy is really anal about his work. He always wants things to be perfect. Mr. Cowboy has to keep his Dad in check, because if it was up to him, he would have just flung that top rail up there and started welding. How many men does it take to straighten a pole? They were discussing how they were going to put up that pipe. Then they had to discuss how they were going to weld it. Not all the pipe is that short. That was just an easy one to start off with. I love it when men conspire. You can just see the gears moving in their heads. I am not sure if that pipe stayed up there or not. But it took all morning to put up one long top rail pipe. Mr. Cowboy was hoping it would go a bit faster. But slow and steady always wins the race. I am really excited about the arena. I am a bit worried that it is too large. It is 150X250. That is a lot of room for a colt to run around in. But on the other side of that, that is perfect room for me to set up some jumps. Maybe by next spring, we will be able to ride in it.

7 comments:

Bush Babe said...

Ooohhhh! Good luck with that project... your hubby sounds v much like mine (VERY particular) and his Dad like mine (a wee bit slap-happy!).

Looking forward to catching the final result!!
:-)
BB

Tj and Mark said...

congratulations!

ang said...

Now you can plant pole beans...LOL I'm teasing. It will be a fabulous arena. Congrats!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm excited to watch the arena's progress and your future jumping course, too!

Excited for you :)

~Lisa
New Mexico

The Wades said...

Too fun! Your Mr. Cowboy sounds pretty handy himself.

Gotta love that uncle.

Melanie said...

You guys are going to have so much fun with that arena!!!

We had one growing up and I spent many hours in there schooling/conditioning my horse. :)

Wendy said...

"Maybe by next spring, we will be able to ride in it." Huh, huh, huh..... ;-)