Thursday, May 28, 2009

Remodeling Redux

Monday, Memorial Day, I rested from the weekend. I drove nearly 600 miles Saturday and Sunday, since I'm not a truck driver that nearly wore me out. Tuesday I got started and did the first coat of paint. It went so well that I got the second coat on the walls. Now all I need is some touch-up and do the tile and put everything back. At the rate I'm going I should have it finished by Christmas. I didn't really mean that, negative thoughts have a negative effect on your work. Oh yes, I found out yesterday that I got to work on Thursday and Friday, so no work today. I was quite warm today, nearly 100. That warm this early doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling. Actually the low as 50 and the high was 98. Makes for nice sleeping and, of course, its a dry heat.

We're going to do a neat thing for Pentecost at St Matthews. I will read a portion from the prayer book and Roger( who grew up min Central America) will read it in
Spanish. We will wear bright red shirts and our red stoles. Should be fun.

Friday, May 22, 2009


This past winter we decided to put ceramic tile in my bathroom. It's a small bathroom, just 4'6" x 5' of floor space. In a flurry of activity we got all the materials needed at the local Home Depot (Disneyland to us) and started picking out paint colors. The effort stalled when we both came down with some respiratory malfunction that put us out of commission for about 3 weeks. Monday was designated B-Day and I got to work clearing the room of everything but the shower. Everything went fine until I pulled up the vinyl flooring. The toilet had leaked clear water under the vinyl and then grew mold. The outer edges that hadn't gotten wet were well stuck to the floor. I took all Wednesday afternoon to get that stuff off the cement floor. Thursday I had plans to scrub the floor with TSP which is a fairly harsh chemical, but it kills mold. Then I was going to paint the walls the color we chose. That was not to be, I had to make a run to Ontario for the Company. That killed the day. Today I was going to do the stuff I had planned to do Thursday. Nope! Jean's computer started acting up and I got to spend and hour and a half with a nice young lady in The Philippines trying to diagnose the problems. Of course, that was after spending several hours trying to diagnose the problem by myself. I then got to go to Ontario and Fruitland to get the computer repaired and do banking for the Company. It is now 11 PM and I am still running virus scans on the computer. Tomorrow we get to go to Cove to take part in welcoming our new bishop, and that will take all day. I'm currently planning to restart the project Monday. Pray for me.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Watched Bill Moyers last Friday and he had a guy on who had written a book about global warming. It was a great discussion, but the thing of most interest to me was a web site that he talked about. It is called and if that link doesn't work just Google "good Guide" and it will come up. The site rates stuff on its carbon footprint and compares similar brands with its rating system. You can then decide if you want to buy something by looking at its rating. Moyers said that this was the first time he saw a reason for the internet, each of us can tell our friends about Good Guide and we will all do our part to fight Global Warming. So, I'm doing my part. Check out Good Guide.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Keeping at it

My posts have become really sporadic despite my best intentions to keep at it. I just don't find enough to write about. I don't know how those folks who seem to read all the blogs on their list every day do it. Then they write numerous articles for us all to read. Maybe they have nothing else to do, because keeping at it daily takes a lot of time. Now that I'm retired I have even less time to do all that I want to do. I normally get on the web around 10 PM MDT and have an hour or so until I hit the bed. I type rather slowly, more so now that I have neuropathy, I can't feel the keys and often double strike without knowing it. I would be lost without spell check. I will keep at it, but I will not start twitter. Reminds me of an old joke about a nervous titter, but I want to keep a pg-13 rating.