Saturday, August 30, 2014

If you do the Crime you got to be ready to do the Time

New Grill Assembled
 In this case the crime is sloth and procrastination and the time is three weeks of staycation hard labor.

So let’s start with the brain labor. 

I finished my work on Henry in Stand With Fred Friday. I have continued with work on appendices, back cover and other preparations for publishing. The text has gone to my editing department and the cover is being worked on in the design studio. I also read Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Then there is self care.

I completed my annual physical and treadmill stress test passing all.

Then there is physical labor.

3700 pounds of river wash rocks
I patched a six by eight foot hole in the basement ceiling, painted the den ceiling and painted a downstairs hallway ceiling. All required because of Neptune’s disfavor of me causing the release of destructive water from my pipes at various occasions over the past few years.

In exterior Neptunal challenges I worked to reroute some storm water that has been causing considerable erosion under the deck. We must await further storms to discover if (a.) the problem is solved or (b.) I have created a new problem.

I assembled the new grill I got for my birthday. I smoked quantities of chicken and pork ribs. 

Storm Water project
I installed an under sink spray bottle holder.

Installed two new smoke alarms.

I moved two yards of mulch and 3700 pounds of river wash rocks, one wheel barrow at a time.

I cleaned and organized the garage which included installing a new shelf and building a box to hold scrap wood.

I took 200 pounds of tree trimmings, one load of garage trash and ten old paint cans to the landfill. I took numerous items from the garage to the Restore.

I sold my Jeep to a high school Junior. It will be his first car.

I bought a new Jeep. (This was the most exhausting thing I did on my staycation.)

I installed a rod under the kitchen sink to hang spray bottles on.

Finally I unhinged the front door, sanded it down, painted it and rehinged it.

I had a great time.

Front door being painted

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