Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Under The Weather

Unexpected Bad Luck...

Well...I have some good news, and some bad news--which do you want first?

Since it's my news, I'll give the good first.

It's 2008 right now on my calendar--not 1808 or even 1908.

Wonder why I've got you asking this question?


Instead of spreading all of the gory details all over the Internet, let's just say that it's serious, and we don't know exactly how things are going to go over the next couple of weeks.

In the mean time, I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and will try to keep the blog updated between doses of Morphine.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Fixing The Crack(head) On My Dashboard

Leather Mender To The Rescue

Everyone be advised that absolutely none of the late night TV ads entering my abode are immune to parody and ridicule, and this evening's target is something called Leathermender that's making my mind numb with their ads on FOX News.

What caught my ear was their claim that their product can be used to fix that "Ugly Crack on you Dashboard." The use of this terminology piqued my interest, but I'm afraid that I might be confused because this is who/what came to my mind when they mentioned having "Crack on my Dashboard":

Almost every day on my construction site I have to say no to people like this, so I consider myself to be somewhat of an authority on the matter.

That said, why would anyone buy "Leather Mender" in the first place?

(PS...Looks like my brain is waking up a little in the ranting department...)

Physically Tired, And Mentally Dull

Living In My Own Little World...

I swear, if I commented on every silly or stupid thing that I read about these days I wouldn't ever get anything productive done.

I've become so lethargic in my interest in ranting about things going on in pop culture and the "outside world" that I actually slept through all but the final 30 seconds of the Super Bowl last night.

I was just too tired as a result of the previous two day's construction efforts and, with at least two more days in front of me slinging around 4'x8' sheets of siding and holding a pneumatic nail gun over my head, I felt that sleep when I could get it was more important than watching a game featuring gangs of overpaid grown men playing children's games while amassing fortunes equal to the Gross National product of many third world countries.

We came home yesterday to find water running down our driveway, apparently the result of a broken pipe adjacent to the water meter, so we've spent the evening with no water in the kitchen and bathrooms, although I do intend to waste some more of our "precious national resource" by turning on the valve this morning so I can wash my hands and flush the toilets.

In other local news, I'm sorry to report that after mistakenly applying my TV-Advertised, mail ordered, "Male Enhancement" product to my front yard US Postal Service Mail Box that now we can only receive "Air Mail" because the box has extended itself to a height of slightly over TEN FEET off of the ground.

While to may consumers this phenomena might be considered to be truly phenomenal, in my lethargy I simply turn my head back to my drawings and computer in order to contemplate today’s dose of making sawdust.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


The Sounds Of Construction Progress

Today's a red letter day on the construction calendar, with the installation of the new siding panels on most if not all of the front of the revised building footprint.

Things have come far enough I just might post a before and after photo to show everyone what the heck I've been doing with my time the past half year.

Stay tuned...