Two Days

The last cou­ple of days have been great. Good weath­er af­ter a seem­ing­ly end­less win­ter does that, I guess. Friday I got to work from home for the ma­jor­i­ty of the day since we were shoot­ing a video for the Solid Waste District about the prop­er ways to dis­pose of la­tex paint. The night be­fore, my new neigh­bor need­ed to bor­row some elec­tric­i­ty and end­ed up giv­ing me a whole bunch of an­cient paint to use for the PSA. The la­bels on the cans are pret­ty cool:

Ancient Paint Cans with Cool Labels

The shoot went well and I end­ed up hav­ing to bust ass back to work in or­der to give a pre­sen­ta­tion to a bunch of folks about us­ing our Content Management System. Slept with the heat off and the win­dow open for the first time in sev­en months.

This morn­ing Abraham woke us up at 6:30 and af­ter he’d had a bit to drink we watched the sun­rise and learned about out­side. He loves touch­ing trees and look­ing at how huge they are. He doesn’t like grass; it is too prick­ly.

I spent most of the day shirt­less in the back­yard. I tore up a cou­ple of peach trees us­ing my bare hands:

Peach Trees I uprooted with my bare hands.

I al­so cleaned out the shed, turned the soil over my tiny gar­den, and got every­thing plant­ed. The all-toma­toes-all-the-time patch last sum­mer has been re­duced to two plants. The rest of the space is oc­cu­pied by a bell pep­per, basil, chives, oregano and cilantro.

My garden

I had beans & rice for din­ner on the porch, and af­ter the lit­tle guy goes down for the night, I’m go­ing to eat some choco­late-peanut-but­ter ice cream on the porch.

My porch still needs a rail-mount­ed beer-bot­tle open­er. Speaking of that, here’s a list of oth­er things that I need to do around the house (in no par­tic­u­lar or­der):

  • Remodel Kitchen
  • Till & re­sow back­yard
  • Dig up one more peach tree and re­place it with some­thing that will pro­vide shade
  • Replace rot­ten sid­ing
  • New gut­ters
  • Paint the ex­te­ri­or of the house
  • Finish bath­room
  • Get cov­ers on roof & chim­ney & get the flash­ing checked out.
  • Fix base­ment plumb­ing
  • Get a cov­er for the AC & get it hooked back up to the fur­nace.
  • Get new screen doors
  • Refinish front door
  • Bring wiring up to code
  • New win­dows
  • Doors re­hung