Rocks, cars, year-end brain dump

It's New Year's Eve, and I actually feel on the verge of feeling crappy. I know that sounds sort of vague and mysterious, but I have felt "off" since last night with a stomach ache that is not going away yet not getting worse. Bad food was my first choice, because M and I ate a…

Blogging bonk

One of my close friends was teasing me on text that I must be having "brain bonk" because of the benign, almost vacuous replies I have been sending. Perhaps it's true. It seems I have had little to report or talk about recently, due to the low-energy, relatively drama-free life I am leading lately. Yesterday I was…

Servant of the calendar, slave to the clock

Our contractor started work on rebuilding the decks at our home this week. And as these things usually go for us, what was projected to be a week or 8 days is now realistically more like 2 to 3 weeks worth of work. Longer if he paints the entire house after finishing the decks. We…

Year-end countdown

I feel as if I am on some sort of deathwatch, with the final days of 2015 upon us. While I have some grief and sadness in my life right now, it was actually a good year. M and I are living our lives and things are progressing in good ways, and majority of those…

Home enhancement projects 2016

So last night M finally, FINALLY agreed that rebuilding the deck might be bettered hired out to the professionals. It's not that I think he cannot do it; I am absolutely certain he would do a stellar job. However, it's been 7 long months since our concrete was finished and we remain stair-less and having…

We are practically criminals!

Yesterday's mail brought notice of alleged code violations from our county officials. We have 15 days to correct the problem or be cited. Our crime against humanity? M's project car sitting in the middle of our front yard. It also has no grass and is a simple pile of dirt, so we are expecting yet…

Contractor time rewound

A couple of additional events related to contractor time today: The crew returned around 2:15 (no update from M about this so my theories were debunked as I was explaining them to all of you in my previous post). The late return was explained as difficulty in finding additional materials needed to complete the job today.…

Contractor time

The concrete crew was at the house this morning to seal our new surfaces. M says they finished pressure washing and said they would be back around 12:30. At 1:30 M texted me about it, saying he guesses they meant 12:30 tomorrow. I replied that they are on contractor time. You know, that mysterious calendar…

New week, new headaches

I am feeling much better this morning and back at work. I suppose a weekend of staying inside most of the time and sleeping a lot more than normal is as much a part of curing illness as the antibiotics I am taking. Either way, the ear/sinus/eye/tooth pain is lessened to completely relieved this morning.…