Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Happy Halloween and all that stuff.

For some reason Halloween isn't that fun anymore. No one had a party or anything like that.
And the whole giving out candy just isn't that fun to me either. I must sound like an evil person. It's just that the dog goes crazy when the door bell rings or someone knocks and that makes the birds go nuts. And then I have to keep the dog from going out the front door when I opening it. And the man is away so there is no one to switch off with to get the door.

And it seems like kids don't even try to dress up anymore. Last year I had some kids come dressed in jeans and t-shirts and just store bought masks. So I feel like if you aren't going to bother really dressing up, I don't feel like bothering to answer the door.

I guess I am cranky...

All in all it's just ....

...another hole in the wall.

I patched the 3 holes in the wall last night. It was a bit of a mess. I have to hit them with another coat of spackle. Then the messy sanding part maybe tomorrow.

I haven't even touch the floor since Monday. It's just gross and hard...WAH

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Oh the Horror

Ok so I decided to jump into the bathroom improvement. Both bathrooms in our house are very old and outdated. The floors are disgusting, faded, dirty looking no matter how or what you clean it with linoleum. So when we moved in they were covered with carpet remnants to cover the nastiness. Last night, since it was trash night, I took the carpet up. And I find this...

Yes the previous owner apparently had decided to try to remove it themselves and gave up. Much like they did with everything else in the house. Believe me I have never seen such a shitty job of painting and flooring skills in my life. But I digress.

The problem now is that I can't put the stick tiles down without taking up the rest of the floor because you will be able to see where there is a dip in the floor from the removed section.

So I went at the floor with a scraper and after and hour or so it looked like this...This is how I left it, because I was just too tired to finish. So the rest of the floor will be my evening activity today. And maybe I will patch the holes in the wall too. I will see how I feel later.

Oh did I mention that once the carpet was removed, there was a very strong smell of urine in there. Ugh.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Weekend Updateyness

Well sad to say, not much happened this weekend. Saturday was a morning of errands with the man before he had to go to work. Then I hung out with my mom and went to the local craft store. I have to send out a Save the Date cards for the wedding, and I don't feel like getting a preprinted one. So we are working on making my own.

Sunday was some house work and more errands! I ended up mowing the lawn and I killed my shoulder. I have arthritis and a messed up rotator cuff and the damn thing wouldn't start. So the pulling of the starter 40-50 times didn't help. Now it hurts to raise my arm. Owwie.

Then it was running around getting last minute things before the man goes to San Diego (for those Anchorman fans out there, the whale's vagina).

I wanted to run to Home Depot to get a few things for the next home improvement bonanza. We are trying to cheaply update the bathroom because we are having Thanksgiving at our house this year and the bathroom is gross. I already tore down the wallpaper and now I have to repair the holes left by the electrician when he rewired the whole house. I bought some linoleum stick tiles to cover the horrendous floor that is currently in there. So I will fix the walls throw some fresh paint up, cover the ugly floor, paint the trim and the door and maybe replace the old ugly faucet and the painted medicine cabinet. So I am thinking I can do all of this for roughly $250. Wish me luck.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I'm a firestarter...

...twisted firestarter!

Hehe it's chilly and wet outside, so my evening is being spent in front of the fireplace. YAY me!


I just started chewing a new piece of gum and *CRUNCH* my tooth breaks.

Stupid wisdom tooth! I can't get an appointment until next Saturday, good thing it doesn't hurt cause that would suck having to make it through a week with tooth pain. I hope I don't have to have it pulled. : (
I was so happy not having to have my wisdom teeth pulled and now I don't want to have one weird open holey space in the back. ARGH!


THE GARAGE IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

The concrete was poured yesterday. We went out to dinner and events and when we came home the key was on the kitchen table. HALLELUJAH THEY ARE GONE!!!!!

Haunting Good Times

Last night a bunch of us took a ride to Philly for a little bit of Terror Behind the Walls.
There is a really old abandoned prison in Philly called Eastern State Penitentiary. One of its claims to fame is that Al Capone was once imprisoned there. And it is now a well known Ghost Hunter site. So they put on a huge haunted tour through the prison leading up to Halloween.

I got a bunch of jump the line tickets from work, so we didn't have to wait with everyone else. That was cool cause it saved an hour of waiting. We had a good time, it was a lot of dark rooms to walk through, some filled with smoke, some with flashing lights. There are a ton of actors that work there, all in creepy makeup, that jump out and you and scream things at you and bang on things to make you jump. So it was fun and not really scary, just startling when someone jumps out at you out of nowhere.

All in all good fun. Glad we went to it as least once.

How Much is that Doggy In the Window...

As much as I love my dog, this morning I wanted to kill her.

After having a crappy night sleep Wednesday, I went to bed relatively early last night, around 10.
Everything was all well and good until 4:30 when my dog decided she didn't want to sleep anymore.
So she kept jumping up and pawing the bed repeatedly. So I finally got up and took her outside, where she did her thing and I thought she would settle down.

So I went back to bed, and got all comfy. 10 minutes later she started jumping up and pawing the bed again. I tried to ignore it but she was persistent. So I picked her up and brought her into the bed. Usually this works and she settles down. This time, however, she couldn't sit freaking still and kept changing position. This went on for about 40 minutes until I finally just threw her out of bed and told her "go lie down, it's night night time".

It got about another 30 minutes of sleep after that. And now I am really freaking tired.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sleep Deprived

I think it a man's secret purpose in life is to ruin the sleep of the women they share bed with.

The man couldn't sleep last night. So instead of getting up and maybe going downstairs to let me sleep, he tossed and turned, flipped and flopped, threw the covers off, pulled them back on, ripped them off of me, for hours. It sucked.

We have one of those Beauty Rest jobbies too. You know the ones where the commercial shows the person laying comfortably still while someone next to them jumps on the bed. Or the one where they show a glass of wine sitting on the bed and they drop a bowling ball next to it, and the glass miraculously doesn't fall over. This commercial is sheer bullshit! Every movement sent me bouncing and shaking.

Then he was hot, so the sheets were torn off of me and onto the floor. Then somehow, Mr. I'm hot, was ON MY SIDE!!!!!! with his elbow pushed into my arm. We have a California king and he still manages to take up the whole bed. Then he says he deserved 3/4 of the bed because he is bigger. This leaves me with about 2ft of bed width to sleep on.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Squirrels, all they really are is Squirrels

I seriously think the squirrels in my backyard are taunting my dog

She will be sitting contently in the living room with me and suddenly she has a need to go outside, and usually it's not to pee. She gets this look of urgency and starts whining. As soon as we get to the back door she is literally spinning in circles with excitement. I fling the door open and she's off running at full speed. An instantly the squirrels scatter up the tree, over the fence or across the yard. Then they stand on the trunk of the tree facing down and scream and chatter at her.

To me that's taunting and game on...

Creativity lapse

I realized that writing this blog may prove to be difficult when it comes to not using peoples names. Why you may ask, well I know way too many people who's names start with "J".

There are 7 people that I talk to every day who's names start with J. I am going to have to be pretty creative. Do I go with personality flaws? Physical traits? Change names to protect the innocent?

I'm sure I will figure it out somehow...

Random Cuteness

I am trying to make my way through a cloud of boredom at the mo.

So I give you random cuteness...

Yes it's the monkey *melt*

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

the sky is falling...

The man has a job in San Diego staring Monday, but with California burning I am not sure that is going to happen. He called to see if the whole thing would be canceled and the manager of the job had no clue there were fires and major evacuations going on. I think he may live in a cave.

Talked to Lady last night and she could see all the smoke rising over the hills on her drive home from work. It's amazing how many fires they have there every summer. God I wish they would move back.

Money Changes Everything...

Funny how things seem to be all back to normal and nice nice once we give them a check for $1500.

Thought it would all be over by tomorrow, but now it looks like the concrete isn't coming until Thursday. For people who have "other commitments" to get to, they sure are stretching this job out.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Our Little Petshop

Did I mention we have two chickens? If I ever talk about the screaming, these are the culprit, Zoey on the left and Jake on the right. Ok they are parrots, but chickens is funnier. The man had them before me, so I am stuck with them.

I brought a dog into the relationship, Rooster, yes that's her name and she is a girl I have checked. She is also referred to as Monkey, Killer, Baxter, Roo, Roostermonkey, Monkey butt, Baby Monkey and Stinky (when she needs a bath). Yes identity crisis is possible. But she seriously is the cutest ever!

I tend to call my pets by other animal names. I did have a turtle when I was younger named Dawg. Full name My Dawg Spot. Yeah I know, but it's my thing.

Ew gross

I was just sitting outside with the puppy, we have no fence at the mo' because of the construction, and I saw something icky. A cat came walking around the corner with a dead squirrel hanging out of its mouth.

It stopped, stared at me, flinched, and as I was getting up to take a picture to show everyone (by that I mean the one person that reads this) the nastiness. But as I took my second step the damn thing ran away. CURSES!!!!!

So instead I show a picture of the almost complete, as soon as the firewall is done, garage.

Oh and get this, we get a call from the people currently on my shit list who shall remain nameless. They tell us they will be here tomorrow to do the firewall, and they won't be staying overnight. (YAY!) Since it is only going to take them two days, they figure they will drive back and forth. (WOO HOO).

Then 20 minutes later they call back and AGAIN ask if we will have the rest of the money! As if now after telling them 6 times we will have it, that we have suddenly gone bankrupt and will screw them over for the remainder. I told the man to ask them if they want it in cash, just to shove it up their ass.

Monday Monday

Wings and fries were a bad idea. Never eating them again. Nauseous, and people keep asking if I am pregnant. God I hate that! I am a religious birth control pill taker. Feel like people are trying to jinx me.

Thought I could go to work and eventually feel better. I didn't so I came home.

Only now am I beginning to feel sort of ok. May try some soup.

mmmm soup

Weekend Synopsis

Saturday was pretty much uneventful. My mom came over and we ran a few errands that I had to get done for Sunday. No biggie.

Sunday we went to my best friends wedding. It was a small affair but good times. I was afraid she wasn't going to be able to hold it together, because she was stressing out about it all week to no end, making me crazy. But she made it through without even a half a Valium! He on the other hand looked like he needed a a drug store of anti anxieties and a few stiff drinks. But he made it through as well without passing out. So it was all good.

My mom, dad, bro and his fiancée were there, which was cool. Lady her man were invited but couldn't fly out to make it. That's the way it goes sometimes.

And now the best friend and her new hubby are honeymooning in Disney World, courtesy of her parents. I am jealous, it is so much fun there.

Came home from the wedding and passed out on the couch. Ordered wings and fries and then felt like a whale. Slept like crap.

Anger Update

When I got home from work on friday, they were still there. I was in no mood to deal with them, and at this point I was wound up all day and had a screaming headache and I just didn't want to talk to them. So I walk through the front door and get a "Hey girlie how are ya?" They both acted as if nothing happened. Seriously they must be certifiable. And all I could think of was WTF!!!!

So I chatted and played nice nice while they were getting ready to go home. I assured them that we would have check by Monday, only to have them tell me they wouldn't be able to come back until Tuesday. So again I am thinking WTF you were so adamant about us having the rest by Monday and now you aren't even showing up until Tuesday!!!! They packed up everything that was theirs in my house, including food they bought, and left.

By the time the man came home I was relatively chilled out. He, on the other hand, was still pissed because he had talked to a bunch of family telling them the story, that he worked himself up even more. Finding out all sorts of stories from his family about these two. I mean we knew they were cheap but it turns out that they have a few rental properties and if the rent is more than an hour later than last month they show up knocking on your door. And we know they aren't stretched tight on money or hard up for cash. They are very well off people, so why they freaking psychosis about getting your payments? I guess I am more laid back about that sort of thing, but when your behavior about things like money makes people hate you for it, chill the fuck out or don't do work like that or rent things out.

So the man is ready to say something to them when he hands them the check for the final amount on Tuesday. And hopefully I won't be there because I don't think I will be able to stand there and hear it. I would rather walk away from a shitty situation, then to sit there and argue about it or start a feud within the family. Pay em and get them the hell out of my house and ignore them at family functions. Less bullshit I have to deal with in my life by getting them out of it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bitch Session

I am so pissed off right now I don't know what to do with myself.

The garage is almost done, but now it seems that we are being treated as if we haven't paid a dime yet.
We just last week gave 3k and as of today gave another 3k and they are acting now as if they won't finish until we come up with the rest. But in my experience you don't pay someone the final payment until the work is done.

I don't like being treated like a delinquent client. I have paid every time I was asked for payment. Even going so far as to getting a significant amount in cash. So I don't know where this is coming from. As of the last payment we were a little unsure of how we would come up with the remainder. The man mentioned that maybe we could owe them the last few hundred. Which we never really intended to do, it was just a floating idea in conversation. And that seems to have set them off. Going all out and saying they will not finance the job for us. So I feel like I am being punished for them acting on assumptions.

They pretty much told me that they were going to pack up and come back when we have the money. Which is fucking bullshit because we have the money. But they seem to not want to listen. I am so pissed that they have taken the strong arm intimidation route. And they ganged up on me when the man wasn't there, which pisses him off because he is the one dealing with the remainder of the payment. I am to the point where I want to tell them to stick it and we will figure out how to finish it ourselves.

At this point I am not really sure when it is getting done or when they are coming back. I would prefer that they don't come back but I have paid so much at this point I want it done and we don't have the time to work on it. I am still so pissed I can't even put it fully into words how I feel. I just want to punch a wall until I drop or scream at the top of my lungs until it just hurts too much to scream anymore.

I don't know how I am going to deal with going back home for lunch. I just don't want to see them and pretend that I am in a good mood around them. Just don't want to put on the facade right now.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007


The roof went up on the garage on Monday. I didn't have to help but I watched and it was extremely stressful watching whole sections being raised by the backhoe. There were 4 guys on the loft space floor guiding the sections into place with the backhoe pushing them up.

I seriously thought someone was going to lose their head because of the way they had to get it up there. Once it was up to a certain point they all had to duck down to get the pieces to match up at the peak. So it's up. And Tuesday was all day shingling. And the man ran the conduit for the electric.

Today is the beginning of siding, so things are going smoothly. Our electrician friend is coming tonight to run the wire to the garage. And then we will have power in there and won't have to run wires through the windows.

Pictures to follow, once I can get the damn things uploaded.

Update: Siding almost done


I am having one of those, I don't know what to blog about kind of days.

I was checking to see if people look at this blog, I found I had a week of about 4 or 5 people reading. I got excited until I checked this week and nothing.

Weird how that works. Just proves my suspicions, I am not interesting.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I get more and more annoying with myspace every time I log on. That is if I can log on.
It is consistently bogged down and slow. Yet I still haven't deleted the profile that I haven't updated since I started with it.

The most I get out of it anymore is occasionally I will get a message from some old school friend. Or I read the crap surveys that my friends answer when I am bored.

I think I keep it because I met the man on it. Yup I met my future husband on the internet. Myspace really isn't even a dating site. I was on two other dating sites and met a bunch of wackos and losers. The weird thing is I found that a lot of military guys try to meet woman on dating sites. I think I dated 4 or 5 air force guys that way. It was almost a joke after a while. I would try to not meet military guys but inevitably they would find me. My friends found it amusing. My mom, however, hated it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

My So Predicted Life

I love it when people think they know me and what kind of person I am and then tell me how I am going to live me life.

One of the guys I work with thinks he knows me so well that he told me that when I have kids, I am going to be one of those over the top moms who throws extravagant parties for their kids. And he says I will do this, because I will need to "one up" the other moms. Anyone that knows me knows I am not that kind of person. I don't do things to make myself look better than someone else or to show off what I have.

Nothing I own is flashy or over the top or extravagant. I wasn't brought up that way. And I also don't really like being the center of attention and those types of things tend to make you just that.

The man and I were raised basically the same. Birthday parties were either mostly family or parties at the house. I had one birthday party at McDonald's when was 6 or 7 and that was the extent of the paid venue parties and I think my brother only had one or two like that as well. Can't remember my sisters parties.
And we fully intend on raising our kids the same way. I would rather get them a really nice present then spent a few hundred bucks on the venue.

Eau de ???

I can't tell if someone in the office has a stinky lunch, or if someone defiled the bathroom.

The trials and tribulations of working in a small office.

Who Wants To Live Forever...

J and I were chatting on Friday about the band Queen, which we both have an affinity for. After that convo, I had the need to listen to them but that night decided to watch a movie. So Saturday night I was chatting with J again and since I was at the computer decided to pop in Queen for a listen. Went through roughly 2 cds worth singing at the top of my lungs.

Later I was plopped in front of the tv paging through the stations. And what did I come across?
A documentary called "Freddy Mercury: Magic Remixed" on the Logo channel. How odd is that?

Sometimes the Logo channel surprises me with some good tv.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lazy Saturday

It's 3:30 already and I haven't done much of anything.

I should clean.

But I don't wanna.

I could decorate for Halloween.
But that sort of involves cleaning first. Which as stated before, I don't wanna.

It also involves going into the attic, which has a really heavy door that I have to push over my head to get into. That's pretty much what is keeping me from doing that.

What to do, what to do?

Yard Sale Madness

I went over to the 'rents house this morning because there was a neighborhood yard sale going on and I figured I would hang with mom for a while.

Yard sales sort of creep me out a little. I mean it's a bunch of other people's old crap that they don't want anymore. It is essentially people buying other people's garbage, when you break it down. It's just garbage that people are too lazy to throw away or donate. So why would I want to pay for other people's garbage?

I kind of have the same feeling about vintage stuff and antiques too. I would much rather buy something that is new. It's just my thing. I like having new things.

I tend to use things until they are of no use to anyone else, or if they are still in working order I donate them to needy people. I am a huge fan of throwing things away too. I can't stand people who are pack rats. It makes me nuts. I know a couple of pack rats too and I don't know how they can live that way. I mean they have garages, basements and attics they can't use because they are so stuffed with crap. Old toys, rusty broken tools, broken furniture, shit like that. I would love to just go to their houses with a dumpster and just go to town throwing things away.

Friday, October 12, 2007

wine is bad

I have been trying to behave myself by not drinking for a while, wedding dress and all that shit.
But that fell by the wayside this evening since I am quite pissed, as my Pom friend likes to put it.

tomorrow will be a painful day...


I come home today for lunch at 1:00 and they already have the walls up!!!!! That was done in 5 hours!

Garage Pics

This is the garage Before picture, purdy ain't it?
Yes this was a rotted out piece of shit. Holes in the roof, animals living in it, host to all sorts of mold and fungus. Something you would want on your property isn't it?

This is the garage 3 days from initial completion. This was when the inspector showed up and we were told we had to take the whole thing down and move it. All because one jealous neighbor complained. No one else cared about it, they were all happy the damn rotting mess was coming down. They think it was too big, it was slightly taller but same footprint. Now which structure would you rather look at? Seriously...

This is the removal of the 16 tons of concrete. That was a fun 2-3 days, a lot of work and a bunch of money to pay for the dumping of it.

Fall is Finally Upon Us

The crap rain has left us with a nice chill in the air. Finally it feels like October. I know there is that whole "Indian Summer" thing, but 90s in October is freakin insane.

We actually had a fire in the fireplace last night, it rocked.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My mud puddle

So the garage saga continues...

After a day taking it down, 3 days chipping away 16 tons of concrete, 2 days of digging footings and 1 day of concrete delivery it freakin rains! So basically we had a moat surrounding and island of mud. Fabulous right? My entire back yard is now just puddles and mud. The dog loves it, but my house is quickly becoming covered in it.

Today B & C finished the block wall and currently are back filling the holes. So if all goes well and the rain stays out of our area, we may have the walls back up by tomorrow. YAY! The man is pushing them to have the roof ready to go up by Tuesday. So fingers crossed on that one.

Wine Tasting...good times

So last night was my second wine tasting with the women in the neighborhood.
I brought the man's aunt B with me since she is staying with us while the garage is being built.

This month's choice was Reisling, of which I am a huge fan, so I was happy. B fit right in with the group which was a relief, because she can be abbraisive and you never know what she is going to say. To prove my point someone said about one of the selections, "I don't like the smell, but it tastes good." To which B replied "That's what the fisherman said to the old lady." And the whole room exploded in laughter. I was kind of surprised that came out of her mouth but it was hilarious.

There was a ton of food, more than we could get through. I made my mom friend's taco dip which is lovingly called Wendy's Dip. Big hit, everyone loved it and were surprise as it's simplicity. But appetizers should be simple, in my humble opinion.

I also got to play with the cutest kitten in the world. My neighbor found him on her lawn at 2 days old and has been hand raising him ever since. He is now about 3 and a half months old and friggin adorable. And I am not a cat person, go figure.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ow my eyes!!!!!

In my office I share a big room with 3 other people. We work with the evil flourescent overhead lights off because staring at a computer screen all day with the bright lights is just too painful for words. So in essence we are like mushrooms working in dim light all day.

Today we have one special client, who insists on coming in to pageinate the book that we are working on for her. She always says she will be in in the morning but never shows up until almost lunch, so she monopolizes the schedule. When she finally does come in, she likes to spread every page out on the tables behind us so that she can see what she has. This takes up most of the workspace in the office. And then she nit picks everything from spacing, to font thickness for hours.

Then when she is satisfied with all the pages, she turns all the overhead lights on and we are stuck working like squinting trolls.

I am currently working with sunglasses on to lessen the glare because I am so cool.

Online crap

How frustrating is it when you are talking to someone via Instant Message or something like that, and they all of a sudden disappear mid conversation?
Or when you are really bored and just want to bullshit and they actually have work to do, stupid jobs.

Happens to me all the time with the man and J-Dub, the best friend, it makes me nuts.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Let it shine, shine, shine

Being a child of the 70s and having a father who was, quite frankly, a nerd. I grew up to an odd mixture of music. He did not have an extensive album collection like a lot of the people I knew. I remember him playing the standard rock music, mostly on the radio, and whatnot and he also had a soft spot in his heart for some folk music. Which is why I still like to listen to Peter, Paul and Mary.

But he did own a few albums, that I believe he still has. And every so often he would put needle to vinyl and rock out to the sweet dulcet tones of Barry Manilow.

And that is why I have the song Daybreak in my head right now.

Thanks dad.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wine Tasting

Once a month a bunch of the women in my neighborhood get together for a wine tasting party.

So this Wednesday is German wines. Now I have to come up with some kind of noshy thing to bring with me. And I can't keep doing cheese and crackers. That gotten old already and I have only done it once. And I am not looking to do something to involved.

Ugh help.

Drunken memories

I remembered something from the Saturday Beer Fog.

A guy I went to college with was supposed to get married in 2 weeks. They had been together for 5 years or so and were living together. But HE called off the wedding. Not 100% sure on the whole thing but I think she had a special friend on the side. Not sure how special, but he found out and called off the wedding and told her to get out.

How much does that suck?

He was an odd dude but I feel really bad for him.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fallin off the wagon...

So the little fun I had yesterday turned into a "falling off the wagon" of sorts.

I have been trying to not imbibe because it makes me gain weight and I have that whole fitting into s wedding dress thing. But for some reason when it comes to friends parties I seem to become a moron and drink my face off only to leave myself feeling like a giant piece of poo in the morning.


Friday, October 5, 2007

Note to J


A collective sigh

ever have one of those days where no matter what anyone does, you want to punch them in the face?


So B & C have been here all week and finally we have some progress. The footings have been dug. C was making sure he was 3ft all the way around, via a laser level and a stick. He was being diligent to make sure he was deep enough.

So the inspector comes out, looks into the hole and says "Yeah looks good, call me when it's framed." And he leaves. No ruler, no measuring stick, no nothin... I feel oddly robbed.

Tyler Perry's Lost in Thought

There have been a few tv shows and movies lately all with Tyler Perry in the title. As in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?

So my confusion is basically who the hell is this guy and why is his name in the title of all his movies? Is he in all his movies, is he an actor, director, what? Most movies just rely on the title and the mention of an actor or actress in the lead role. I have never seen any of the movies either, I just know that one of them involves a guy dressing up like a grandma, cause you know that's original and never been done.

Apparently it's a cultural thing and I am not supposed to understand.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

One of those days

I am trying to update, even though I know I don't have any readers.
Which when you think about it seems kind of retarded of me. But then I am prone to do retarded things most of the time.

B & C have been with us for 4 days now and I am already ready for them to go home. I do like them but sometimes having someone stay with you can be a bit much, it messes up any sense of routine I have. I feel like I have to be "on" all of the time and I can't relax. But I don't have to make dinner, which is a total bonus. But it's not stuff I would usually make and I am eating more than I should, which is sabotaging my efforts to the ability to fit in a wedding dress. Maybe I should look into getting a tapeworm...

Hopefully everything will get built relatively quickly. I am to the point where I just want it done already.
They leave on the weekends and go home, so i will be able to chill out a little bit. But the man is working all weekend so I am basically on my own. I do have a party to attend on Saturday, so I am slipping a little fun into the weekend.

Well back to the rest of my workday of not much to do. And what there is to do, I don't wanna work on.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

It you build it...

Ah the garage construction has commenced!!!!

B & C came on monday and started tearing shit out. Fence, plants, the shit out!

Yesterday I left for work and the garage was standing. By lunch the whole thing was down and half the concrete was loaded into the trailer. These two are amazing! Granted the man was there to help out with the moving and the concrete demolition, but still.

By the time I got home at night, they had left with the second load of concrete. I helped load up the 3rd.
By last night I think we had about 8-9 tons of concrete and it wasn't even all gone yet.

Today they are working on the rest of the concrete, including the back block wall fence. And hopefully they will start the digging of the footings.