September 7th, 2004


Climbing out from under my rock...

Wow, I haven't posted in a while.

I hadn't quite intended to take a break from posting, but somehow I just couldn't quite come up with anything that struck me as even vaguely interesting.

Hell, this post start out with the exciting news that I hadn't posted, not a great start ;)

Actually I have been a bit busy lately. I spent my long labor day weekend working at my sister's house and helping her get some remodeling worked on. It was... interesting. I mean, given that my dad and I are both in the building industry it seemed rather weird that my sister just kind of started her remodeling job without asking either of us for input.

Actually, it turned out that she thought she had, but she did it by saying things like "I don't know how to ____ is supposed to look" to my mom, instead of saying "Can one of you guys come over and see if the carpenter/electrician/etc... did their work right?" to either my dad or me. My folks are a bit weird about encroaching on their kids territory (i.e. our homes) so they usually only pop over when they are explicitly invited to. Personally, I am quite happy with that arrangement, but for some reason, none of my siblings seem to have figured it out. All of them tend to be vaguely curious about why our folks don't randomly visit (answer: they just don't).

So, yeah. I spent the time there figuring out how to fix stuff that wasn't done right and figuring out how to do stuff that was never done etc... Mind you, when I originaly went over I was just going to help them get started laying their new laminate wood flooring (I was thinking I'd be there 3 or 4 hours tops). I didn't expect to end up doing demolition, electrical stuff, carpentry and drywall. About the only thing I didn't volunteer to help with was painting (and there's enough other stuff going on that I'd be busy anyways).

Before that, eh, my week wasn't too exciting. work flirt sleep work flirt sleep, lather rinse repeat. Lately, I feel kind of like I'm in neutral or something. Nothing is wrong or bad, but I'm just feeling a bit disconnected. Weird.

So yeah, that's my post for now. Probably more to come later. Now I have to get back to work.
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