Thursday, August 27, 2009

Some new Doors are Opening

No, I don't have a job yet. I do, however, have a new door from my kitchen into my garage. We spent two years walking outside and around to get to our freezer in the garage. All kinds of weather. Rain and shine.

I hated it.

Not too long ago, we visited my sister-in-law in Denver. She is a renovating type Handy-Gal. She happened to have a door, fully cased, that she sold to us. With a little work, that door is now in our wall. I don't know how the people who lived here for 30 years before us lived without it. I'm just glad I don't have to any more.

Take care. Stick.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

For Sale-SOLD!

I recently discovered a portion of my home that I thought was gone forever--My garage. Over the last several months we have been gradually moving items that we no longer want from the house and to various piles in my garage. It had gotten to the point that I could no longer park a car in my garage, and with winter coming (quickly) towards us, I wanted to make sure this was corrected.

With that in mind, I made posters, organized the junk, and held a garage sale. By noon, it was cold, rainy, and my patience was at an end. I closed up shop, packed everything left into my truck, and hauled it all to a church free swap meet location.

Now I have an empty garage, a little more money, and the hope that I never get to this point again. (good luck)

Take care, and have a great day. Stick.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Over the Hill and Coastin'

Tomorrow is my birthday. I usually try to slip it by without notice. I quit counting them myself, but my family doesn't let me forget that I'm getting older.

Groucho Marx had some interesting things to say about being old, but I don't think I'll quote him here.

Old age is mind over matter, if you don't mind, it don't matter.

You are only as old as you feel.

Well, here's hoping you all feel young. Take care. Stick.

Scoutin' Around

I was at Boy Scout Camp with my two boys all last week. We were at Camp New Fork in North central Wyoming. We were part of over 80 boys and leaders there that week, less than any other week this summer. Due to the light enrollment, our boys could do just about anything they wanted without too much wait.

We had a very good week. It was not too hot most days, and even though we had a couple of storms, they only lasted a little while. We did have one major thunder bumper, with lightning and hail, but over all, not too bad.

I guess I'm getting older though. I woke up more often than normal, and did not sleep all that well. I think if I were to do it all summer, I could get back in the swing of things, but five days was either too short, or too long. :o) I know I hated getting out of my warm bag in the middle of the night to go to the Kaibo (bathroom).

I think the hardest part was watching people do things the hard way. Boy Scouts have a tendency to do things like that. Stop--Think--There must be a harder way. If you find it, it is the Scout Camp way, and it is the most nit-picky way there is.

In spite of that, I'd probably go again, but overall, I think I'd rather go to girl's camp.

Take care. Stick.