Friday, August 22, 2008

Now That I Have A Minute

I’ve been making the time for all sorts of things, , I’ve been so busy. I’m not sure where to begin this update so I’ll start with what’s up, right now. V is away with the boys for a few days so I am left to my own devices. Sometimes, I’m prone to doddle when the ‘supervisor’ is away. Ha. I’ve got a big push on though to finish up the painting project. The house is nearly complete and I will post a few photos upon when I’m done. I’m fussing with the front now; cutting in the trim and working on the storm windows.

Perhaps that’s a new one on you; storm windows. My house is old and still has the original windows with the ‘storms’. I’ve removed the storm windows to paint them and now forget which windows they came off of – dummy me. Last time I painted the house I labelled all the storms so I’d know where they belonged. I’m not getting any smarter. The best part about the old windows in my house? The old leaded glass is so distorted that I don’t need drapes or blinds! Okay, okay. I’m joking…a bit.

Got the wood stove in a few weeks ago. 6 cord of maple to churn through this winter…3 cord piled…another 3 waiting. I hope to not burn much oil at all. It’s just too expensive with the old house – I’m talking ‘thousands…and thousands’.

I’ve loaded a few tunes on the boys’ at www.myspace.com/cusackboys Note, I'm too lazy to add a proper link so you'll have to copy and paste to your browser. They recorded a week ago – straight off the floor – some of it in one take. It’s nothing fancy at all. Call it a springboard to help launch other things – gigs, etc. There’s seed money in form of grants, etc available that they can tap into to put a ‘real’ recording together. They’re working on it.

Jon will turn 11 next Saturday, the 30th. He will go to public school this year – Grade 6. Chris will be in Grade 8. It’s amazing how they grow up. Ben will be 6 in November. Sam’s 9th birthday is in February. Sam and Ben will homeschool again. I’m getting a little misty without them around. Can you tell? (Sort of...but not so bad).

Anyhow, I’m still busy as ever with my job. Our company is moving to a new location in a week or so - actually closer to home by about 1 K. There will be a shower in the new place so I hope to run to and from work.

I’ve been biking to work lately and my legs feel like crap. It’s punishing – all uphill to the office – oh, the pain. Of course, it’s downhill all the way home. I was running a little late this morning so I took off with my bagel in hand…pedalling up the road. It’s not easy to eat a bagel and ride a bike at the same time…uphill.

Enough for the moment. I’ll be back. Just so you know, I have a plan to start running again in a few weeks. I will make a comeback.

10 comments:

Backofpack said...

You do sound a bit busy! It's all good stuff though. When I'm home alone I tend to read lots, eat junk, and goof off. Hope you get a little bit of the same in!

Legs and Wings said...

I eat junk, goof off and never read all while I'm working. I like to be busy even though I'm not always productive.

Backofpack said...

The things we wear are gaitors - to keep the rocks out. They are from dirtygirlgaitors.com.

DO NOT go to dirtygirl.com! I made that mistake once...

Thomas said...

I admit I had to google "storm windows" to find out what you were actually talking about...

JustRun said...

I'm proud. I know what storm windows are, and have even lived in a home with them! yippee.

I need to get a little more excited about running right now, so please update when you're back at it!

robtherunner said...

Glad to hear the house is almost done and you might be getting back to running soon. I hope the move goes well.

Anne said...

Yeah, we don't have storm windows around here but I can appreciate your situation from the days of living in New England. Your boys are so talented too. Enjoy the last vestiges of summer before you start bringing that cord wood into the house.

Sarah Elaine said...

Oh, I remember storm windows. I also remember rolling up old newspapers or towels and placing them in between the windows to stop the drafts from coming in. Good times!

I envy your commute. When I do a foot commute to the U. I've got a 1 km nasty hill to climb before I get to the less nasty one that gets me home.

Darrell said...

I do remember storm windows - helping my Dad put them up in the fall and taking them down again in the spring. Putting up double paned ones is more energy efficient but it can sure change the charm of an older home if not done right.

Downhillnut said...

I like how you talk about "making the time". So many folks complain about not having any - that it gets used up. You choose how to spend yours and make it work for you.

Oh, and thanks for the boys' Myspace link - cool stuff!

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