February 08, 2007

Old Age...

Grief from a fellow blogger. The worst kind of harassment. My sparse posting has his panties in a bunch. I guess it would be because I got him into this whole shabang. So, to appease my nagging compatriot, I will post. No guarantees of anything substantive.

It must be old age (insert age here). I got home from work today and was completely exhausted. It was my second day back after a ten day vacation. I think one's body becomes accustomed to waking up when the sun is up and going to bed when it's not. Unfortunately in the newspaper business, that is the opposite of what needs to occur in order for the job to get done. I decided at 2pm that I was just going to go to sleep until I had to get up and go to work around midnight. I was apologetic to my wife but she understood. I had only spent about an hour with her before retreating to the bedroom. I was sleeping great until about 6:15 when the call of nature got me out of bed. I think I was out of the bed for no more than 2 minutes when all was said and done. I crawled back under the covers and was wide awake. I laid there for about 20 minutes until I was completely frustrated. I normally can fall asleep in under 5 minutes. At that point I gave up and went out to the living room to a surprised look from my wife. I explained what happened and we talked for a bit in hopes of returning to sleepville. Nothing....

At 6:55 I took a Melatonin and went back to bed at 7:30 with hopes of falling right to sleep. At 8:45pm I got up and decided I was up for the day (my day, normal peoples night). Unfortunately it's a two job day today So when I get home around 6:00pm tonight I will have been up for 24 hours. That's always healthy!

Anyhoo... I thought I would post a couple pics of the ongoing kitchen remodel. The project started out as a dishwasher replacement. However, at each step in the process there were damage or other things discovered that necessitated a replacement of this or that. Now that I will have an entirely new kitchen, I might as well enjoy the work I've put into it. That work has mostly occurred during vacations (which are not intended for work apparently).

This shot is of the end of the cabinet in the kitchen (right) and the small cabinet by the pantry in the dining room (left). The backsplash and corner aren't finished in this pic.

This is a shot of the front view of the small cabinet next to the pantry that was shown on the left in the last picture.

These are the "mural" tiles that will be on the backsplash of the cabinet pictured above.

I will be insanely happy when this project is finished. Back when I worked for a general contractor, this was the type of stuff that we did all the time. That was nearly 20 years ago and your skills and knowledge of the little details necessary to do an excellent job fade over time. I am unfortunately a stickler for doing things right. That can work against you at times. There have been some projects that never got completed because I knew I couldn't do the job "perfectly". Talk about a self-defeating problem!

I like the easier projects where you just break things. For example when I tore down my patio cover....

1 comment:

  1. Be careful with the melatonin. If you take it every day your body stops making it naturally. For occasional use its good stuff!

    And, be glad you have the skills to do your own home repairs. I sure don't. Its good to see that the Navy training that my tax dollars paid for are doing you good.


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