Friday, December 10, 2004


Started the evening by missing 6 straight exercises in a row.
It gradually got better but not by much. I'm mentally and physically drained at this moment.
Hopefully after this weekend I will get some time to relax.
We have been going non-stop for the past three weeks doing renovations on our new home.
Thanksgiving weekend was spent operating a floor sander. For three straight days back and forth over the same patch of real estate until everything was level and smooth.
But much like these exercises it has paid off. The finish coats of polyurethane we applied have given us a floor that shines like a reflecting pool. After that it was a weekend of setting tile in the kitchen, and painting the remaining rooms. My wife has done a terrific job with all of the painting. She is great with color schemes and even better at finding colors that are warm and vibrant tying the entire house together while giving each room its own identity. It has been really nice to see my Grandparents enjoy the improvements almost as much as we do.
The "new" home has been in our family for close to 100 years. There is a to-do list a mile long but I really enjoy working with my hands, I do land planning and design work during the day so any chance I can get to get up and move around after sitting behind a computer is a welcome change.
We finally get to move there this weekend. It will allow me to spend more time with both my parents and Grandparents (They are in their 80's and I think the world of both of them.) Plus it will allow me a chance to start dating my wife again with surplus of babysitters we now have on hand. I think my 3 year old has some sort of radar that allows him to detect any kind of foreplay within a 500 foot radius. We have tried jamming it with various combinations of Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, etc. The early attempts were successful, but here recently darn near impossible. Its uncanny.

ELO 2208
Scoring Percentage
Level 10 - 99% (Completed)
Level 20 - 96% (Completed)
Level 30 - 85% (Completed)
Level 40 - 77% (So far)
756 exercises completed 453 remaining in circle 2.
62 days down 47 to go.


Pale Morning Dun - Errant Knight de la Maza said...

Wow, he is becoming resistant to Dora the Explorer? That program is like a Death Star tractor beam on my neice. Of course she's only 18 months. At three I guess you have to get more creative, or just drop'em off at the grandparents. ;)

Don Q. said...

You're lucky. We don't let our kids watch TV, so we have no such powerful distractions. Gotta wait till they go to sleep. Not surprisingly, they have very early bedtimes.