WEEK 40 2010
Mon- Tue- Wed-
Picture of the Week
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Saturday - My brothers finally emailed
to say that they wouldn't be coming to help. It would have been nice to
know this ahead of time. Patience, forgiveness, perseverance, these are
all virtues, so I suppose one oughtn't kick at being given the
opportunity to practice them.
So, plowing ahead. I made several trips to the local Home Depot, bought
some 5 rolls of 30# felt and 7 squares of roofing shingles (21 flats). Also some
longer nails. After just 8 hours of lugging all this up the stairs, up
the side yard, up more stairs, then up a ladder to the roof I was beat.
Each of these items is probably 50 or 60 pounds, a lot for a middle
aged desk jockey. And it was unpleasantly warm for donkey work - 85F or
My sister came by in the evening and we had a nice talk, until midnight, which is much too late for me.
- well, I hit the road. I decided not to take the trailer, since I
wasn't sure if there would be help to carry all the landscape blocks
up. I just put twenty blocks in the back of the Explorer itself. This
allowed me to travel at freeway speeds, 70mph, so that was a big plus.
There was a LOT of traffic for some reason, it was holiday-like. And
the usual quota of jerks, going too fast or too slow, in the wrong
lane. Ah well.
I arrived reasonably early. Not much has changed at the house in the last six weeks.
Sadly I realized, coming up, that I had left a bunch of nice cupcakes that had been given to me back in Lancaster. Dang!
Thursday 7 October 2010
- doing various chores around the house, getting ready for a trip north. I'm pretty damn tired though.
my brothers are to meet me there - I haven't heard a word from them,
despite inquiries last week and this week. Well, plenty of work, either
Wednesday 6 October 2010
- down in V, working. Then a visit to someone in Simi Valley, and home to Lancaster.
The sound of sprinkles on the cabin top is really quite soothing....
- down in V, working.
Monday 4 October
- "Heads-down" work. I am trying to finish up some tasks before heading down to Ventura.
- the weather is decent here in Lancaster, but raining down in Ventura,
apparently. Doing some programming.
My sister noticed the solitary bird in the sky, seen the photo-of-the-week below. It's a cell
phone pic and I hadn't noticed the bird, just the brilliant sunrise.
The Giant's beat the Padre's,
3:0, so they will be in post-season play. I'm not sure who won the NL
Central and East, actually. I imagine play will start next week
sometime. It'd be nice to catch a game, but post season tickets are
probably through the sky high.