Thursday, October 23, 2014
What did I accomplish today. Not much, I'm afraid.
I was supposed to replace some shakes on the barn roof. I just wasn't in the mood to work up on a ladder, so I decided to put that off until tomorrow. I needed to put a little bit of roof sealant on one of the skylight frames. Didn't do that either. I should have gone to town and gotten some pressure treated wood to work on a retaining wall, but I didn't. I haven't felt very motivated or ambitious this week, and have spent most of the time reading on the couch by the fire, or sleeping.
Took some time to go through the blog and delete some posts I wasn't happy with. Sometimes I don't get things right, or can't quite express what I'm trying to say. Better then to just delete the whole thing, leave the topic for another time. This blog is my personal record as well as a way of communicating with like minded souls. I'm thinking I'm going to split it into two parts, one that's oriented towards exchanging ideas with others, and another that is just uninteresting minutiae of value only to myself.
I did walk down and get the mail. I wear a small pack down there and back. It's roughly two miles round trip. Good for me but tiring. I carry a blue shopping bag to put the mail in, but today one of the kittens followed me down. About a quarter of the way down the mountain, she got tired so I put her in the shopping bag and carried her down and back. Fortunately, there were just a couple of bills and a newspaper, so she wasn't crowded in the bag. It's just getting harder to make that trip on foot. Sometimes it's a test between my aches and pains and my will power. Cold weather is hard on arthritis, and it may be that at some point I'll have to eat crow and go along with my doctor on the hip replacement. Not yet, though. I have a horror of being cut on, and of hospitals.
Tried to work on my taxes some, getting things in order but spreadsheets just weren't on my mind this week and I haven't gotten much done.
I pre ordered Rawle's new book, Tools, some time back but publication has been delayed until December according to Amazon, so there's no chance of it's coming anytime soon.
About the only other thing I did today was watch the old movie Falling Down. If you haven't seen it, it's a unique show and I've always felt a lot of empathy with the protagonist. There's a lot of vulgarity in the language, which is why I haven't been able to put a clip on the blog. Still a good show though. Pretty much sums up life in general.
I found a trailer that has been edited for language. Good show, I think almost everyone can relate to it.