This is the last full day that my brother is here in Nashville and he helped me out with a bit of chores around the house. We had noticed that the gutter on the far side of the barn was falling off the side of the barn so we went and started to fix it.

When I got up there I noticed that the entire fucking gutter was filled with what was effectively mulch. It was full to the brim. I’m surprised that only a section of it was falling off, because a few screws were holding on many hundreds of pounds of wet, decaying, stuff.

It never ceases to amaze me how people can let the things they own just go to shit that badly. A house is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make; why wouldn’t you take care of it? It took only an hour or so to clean off all of the gutters from the barn. They had eight kids, delegate to the older ones maybe?