Monday, April 14, 2008

I actually fell asleep during John Adams last night -and that should not be a testament to the boring drama of Adams' life, but rather a testament to the exhaustion brought about from the overwhelming drama of my own weekend! I won't exhaust you with the details. You'll need the energy to get through your own week.

The Ditchman Family did, however, acquire a new pressure washer! It's a LANDA PC-2300! Bottom-of-the-line! Yes, but it's a bottom of the line professional series tool, which brings one to that age-old self-defining question, Do you choose the top-of-the-line Volkswagon or the bottom-of-the-line BMW? It's a conversation starter. Anyway, it's a fine piece of machinery -purchased from a pawn shop- and part of a new marketing strategy for Ditchman Family Construction. I'll let you know how it all works out.

There is no denying the virtues of owning your own pressure sprayer. I filled it with gas yesterday and fired the thing up, wheeling it around the property looking for things to pressure spray. Tried it on the fence, on the driveway, on the house. Pressure sprayed the engine compartments of the trucks. Pressure sprayed the oil stain in my street. Pressure sprayed the neighbor's cats. It works something awesome! After pressure spraying everything, I bonsai-d the old olive tree in the backyard. The family Ditchman stayed outside until dark blowing bubbles. It was a hundred degrees. See why I'm so tired?

Gotta go. I have a morning appointment in a place called Allied Gardens. We've done a few gigs there and keep going back. Allied Gardens! Visions of flowering peace through a league of democracies! John Adams would be so proud.