Thursday, June 02, 2005

Busy Busy Week Last Week

Well I'm finally getting around to posting something again. It's been a pretty busy week though. Last week was the last week of school for the kids. The Mr took them bike shopping for their perfect attendance for the year reward. The Youngest Boy passed everything and got $10 for his efforts. He'd have gotten $15 if he'd have snuck in an 80 somewhere. I don't know what Oldest's grades are because they haven't sent his report card yet. And Baby Girl netted a whopping $50 for her "'A' honor roll for the entire year" reward. She went through that like only a true daughter of mine could. We are both lovers of Wal-Mart.

So Friday I pick up some landscaping timbers to go around the spot where I'm going to put the pool. I've decided I'm going to stack them about 2 timbers high all the way around the pool, put down some weed barrier, put sand in the bottom of it and then put the pool on top of the sand. That way you can mow around it, the kids can get in and out of the pool without muddy feet and it would just look better. To keep the timbers where they need to be I'm drilling holes through them about 6 inches from each end so that I can stack them and stick a piece of rebar through the 2 to keep them in place. Drilling holes through those suckers is harder than they make it look on TV!! I've gotten 5 done and I only have 19 more to go. Someone pray for me please.

Saturday was a wash. Rained all day. Sunday was better. I'm working on getting the office room organized and the first order of business was painting a desk that we've had for a few years. It's a pretty big desk, no drawers or anything, just a top on a metal base. But on the top of it there's another piece that's a raised area. That's where we set the monitors for the computers. It'll fit 2 people pretty comfy. But it's not real wood so painting it has become a chore. Paint doesn't just stick to anything ya know. Therefore we sanded the hell out of it and now the paint sticks. I only had to scrape all my paint off once to figure that out but now it's a done deal and looks pretty good if I do say so myself. So the office is rearranged now and you can actually walk through it. Now if I could just get some shelves up on the wall I'd feel like I'd have actually accomplished something great.

Monday wasn't the sunny, hot Memorial Day we'd all hoped for but it wasn't all bad either. We had a cook out over at my mom's house. Chicken, burgers, hot dogs and kids all over the place. A good time was had by all.

Tuesday I took a vacation day because Granny was supposed to have the cataracs taken out of her eyes but the clinic where it was scheduled at called and said that she can't have it there. Apparently they have a policy that states that if a patient has had a heart attack within a certain period of time the procedure has to be done at a hospital. So, we'll have to reschedule. In the meantime, I had already gotten it into my head that I was off on that day for vacation and I just couldn't bring myself to go to work after they cancelled. So I stayed home and worked on my office room.

I also watched a fascinating episode of Oprah. She had guests on that helped women find their inner sexpot! I needed to be on that show! But anyway, did you know that people install stripper poles in their houses to enhance their sex lives? Who'da thunk it? How do you explain THAT to your kids I wonder!?!?!? You're practicing to be a fireman? You thought an extra floor-to-ceiling pole would help hold up the roof?? And what about people that come over to visit you? My bathroom is the more accessible one from the kitchen area so people tend to use that one when we have gatherings at the house. My granny sure would wonder why a fireman's pole was put up in my bedroom. I think it'd be cooler than heck to have one though. I think it would certainly bring a whole new aspect to foreplay!


At 9:16 AM, Blogger Skillzy said...

My big room downstairs actually has a pole in the middle of it, to support the main floor. Haven't been able to talk the wife into a show yet, though. Or even wearing a thong, for that matter.

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Texaspride said...

Hmmmm and here I thought you were the persuasive type.

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Skillzy said...

I married someone immune to my powers...imagine that.


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