Daily thoughts by a guy that doesn't like to think deeply too often!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

To Blog, or Not to Blog?

Back before FaceBook, blogging was about the only way to get your feelings out on the internet.  I remember when I first created this Blog.  Sometimes I would write stories, post pictures, etc.... but mostly it was like keeping a journal.  I would write about the things I did and I would write every day.  My friends would read it and comment.  Kind of the same thing that Facebook turned out to be.  I used to wake up every morning and look at my friends blogs.....  before bed every night, I would blog about my day.  Unfortunately, the friends that I communicated the most through this site have all passed away.  Beverly and Steve were my biggest fans and supporters.  Maybe it was because of their passing that I stopped writing.  Or maybe it was when I found Facebook--  it was a lot easier to write a short status update and wait for the comments.  Maybe I just got too busy with work, my family, etc.  Maybe I just got lazy.

I miss writing--  I always enjoyed telling stories...  and people said that they liked to read my stories.  Maybe this will become an active Blog again....  or maybe it'll just remain a time capsule.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Busy Weekend

Cirque de Soliel tomorrow night and "Cobwebs &Cocktails" at the zoo on Saturday!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

If it Weren't for Bad Luck...

It's been a hectic couple of weeks since I last posted. I went to see the Orthopedic Surgeon for a consultation on my severed tendon. Before I knew it, I was signing papers consintenting to surgery! It turns out that this type of surgery has to be performed within 7 days of the injury, or scar tissue will build up and it will become inoperable. When I met with the doctor, I was on day 6. I had surgery and woke up with my arm in a cast and sling. There was no pain at all (thanks to the anesthesia and nerve block), but around 11pm that night--- oh my God!!! Agony!!! It's going to be a long road to recovery. I have to go to physical therapy twice a week for the next 10 weeks. I'll check in again soon with a progress report, but I'm having a hard time typing with 1 hand!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bathtime for Wyatt!

The Project

So, I've been fascinated with tool sheds for years. Everytime I go to Lowe's or Home Depot, I always check out their displays in the parking lot. They have some 2 story sheds that I swear I could live in, if necessary! Well, I saved up and bought one a couple of weeks ago. I got the 10'x8' shed, although I really wanted the larger one (10'x14'). The larger one wasn't too much more expensive, but after reading the online comments, I was afraid I would have a hard time erecting the larger shed by myself. Anyway... I got the shed home (after renting a truck) and construction began the next day. I got the frame built, the walls erected, the gables in place and most of the roof installed.

I was on the next to last piece of roofing, and BAM!!! The sheet metal slammed down on my hand and sliced my left index finger-- almost sliced the whole thing off! I went to the hospital and got stitched up. I also learned that I severed the tendon, so I have to see an orthopedic specialist this week. Repairing the tendon will require surgery. Luckily I have insurance... but unluckily, I have a $3000 deductable. I don't know what the surgery will cost, but I will have to pay for it out of pocket, and that money will go towards the deductable. Just what I needed, when money is already tight.

I haven't given up on the shed- it is so close to being finished. I put the doors together yesterday and hope to install them, and the last piece of roofing tomorrow. After that, I can install the roof cap and be done with it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Welcome Wyatt!

We found a stray dog at the beginning of December 2011. It was a cute little long-haired dog-- very small, about 5 lbs. I posted "Lost Dog" ads on all of the neighborhood websites and took the dog to the vet to see if it was micro-chipped. It wasn't. After a few weeks, "Falcour" became part of the family. I've never had a little lapdog before, but found it to be just what I was looking for. Something little that needed me. Grayson fell in love with the dog as soon as he saw it, and every day we'd take him for a walk around the neighborhood. A few weeks later, on New Year's Day, Grayson and I went for our usual walk. The neighbor down the street was outside and recognized the dog. He said it belonged to him. I gave him the dog and Grayson and I returned home with tears in our eyes-- and an empty leash.

After having Falcour for a short time, I had grown very attached and really missed having a puppy in my lap every night. I began searching for a new dog-- one that wouldn't ever get big. I found an ad in the paper for a Maltese. The puppy was 8 weeks old. Within the week, I bought him, brought him home and named him Wyatt. I had forgotten how much work it could be to keep up with a puppy! He's full of enegy; he has lots of personality, and loves his toys. He currently weighs 3 lbs, and will grow into about 6-8 lbs. Grayson fell in love with him immediately and gives him a good workout everyday in the front yard!

Welcome to the family, Wyatt!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Welcome to the Family!

We got a new puppy yesterday. He's an 8 week old Maltese, and we named him Wyatt. He's very, very smart!