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Thursday, December 04, 2008


Monday morning arrived right after the most important day of the week – Sunday. My bro came to help me with the outback storage building. We started about 9am and by the end of the day we had the stud walls in place and the opening for the door roughed in. Tuesday was a called rest day since the Spice and I both had appointments with our heart doc – these were check-ups and were OK.

We then went out to get a bite to eat, something we had not done together for a couple of weeks. We then went to see the new baby of a young friend of ours and though it was not my grandchild, it was a very cute baby. On the way back home we made a stop at YD’s to consult on a leakage problem at their house. This was a bit out of my expertise but was glad to offer my advice.

Soon enough Wednesday came and bro and I started on the outback again. We were able to get the OSB on all the walls except for around the door area. OSB stands for oriented strand board – I didn’t know that until I looked it up on the web. Similar to plywood, this product is becoming a mainstay in newer homes and other buildings. We also built and put in place the header over the doorway.

Keep in mind that neither my bro nor I are as young as we used to be and for my part, evening exhaustion was the norm after one of these hard days. Thursday came into being and this was the day to put up the pre-fab rafters and nail the OSB on top of that. All the construction was helped along by one of my prized possessions, a pneumatic framing nail gun – it did speed things along.

This construction project and trying to learn my lines in the play that I am in on New Year’s Eve have left very little time for anything else – TV is almost totally gone as well as email and blogging, which I rather enjoy as well. Oh well, it’s only a few more weeks before both projects will be completed and I’ll get back to normal, whatever that is. God is still in control, no matter what anyone says. ec


Blogger ancient one said...

GOD sure is in control. And what's normal? When our bodies adjust and we get used to the new feelings they become our new normal. (did that make any sense? LOL) I'm glad the building is going along good for you. How many lines do you have for that play? My memorizing days are behind me, I think. I have to re-read everything.. can't remember long...ha ha

12/05/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger Kila said...

Hello there, and I hope your play turns out wonderfully!

12/14/2008 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

ancient one - I like your explanation of 'normal'. My 'biggie' in the play is that I have a two page monologue to at the very beginning - I try not to think about it very long.

kila - Thanks, it is a work in progress. ec

12/22/2008 12:21:00 AM  

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