Tuesday, July 21, 2015

All the Reasons...

that I haven't written here for too long...might consolidate into this:

I'm busy...and not just with work, and therefore...I'm tired.

Work has been good.  I decided that I would try to take a month off from tuning and work only in the shop.  Mostly that's working out okay.  I don't remember the summer from last year.  I was too busy working.  After this past winter, I'm determined to notice some of the summer.  A bit of free time?

Well, not really.  It has given me time to catch up with work around the house.  Painting doors and walls.  I have also done some prestaining of outside trim work.  I hired some work done on the exterior like replacing the rotting trim and a new roof.  Last winter was hard on everything!  Anyway, since I don't deal with heights very well, not to mention not owning a ladder that would reach even if I could force myself to climb it, I had the contractor deliver the wood a few days early and I stained it all with feet firmly on the ground.  The first bill for the work arrived yesterday.  There's a dent in the savings account.  I'm still waiting for the bill from the roofer (contracted separately) which will cause a gaping abyss in my account. 

Other than those things I'm still busy shuttling A to work.  Then there's keeping up with Mom's bills and chores.  Mom's short term memory is very...short.  Knowing that she can't help it should help me deal with it...but it still is extremely frustrating.  That won't get any easier.

And on top of all the family and house and working stuff, there's the historic society.  They assured me that if I would be vice president for a term (three years) that I would not have to take over as president.  Uh huh.  The best I will offer is to be an interim for a year.  They need to find someone else...maybe someone who is retired?

That's REtired...not just too tired.

I'll try to be here more often.


Bernard said...

Hi Deb,
You're blogging more frequently than me! I've been moribund for a couple of years now.
What I found was, that I was getting older faster. Well it seems faster, and I noticed life passing me by. Crouching over a keyboard (QWERTY type, not Ab A Bb B C) may have been OK when I was doing it for a living but not now.
I've just bought myself a Motor-home (RV) and I'm getting around to see the rest of our lovely country here. Visiting places I've never been to before - and staying a week there if I like it. The only drawback is I keep running out of clean clothes. ;-o
Cheers B

deb said...

I must say that I am quite jealous, Bernard! I hope you are having a wonderful time. I still enjoy rereading some of your past posts and every year at this time I tell my mother of your tomato plants growing through the roof of your greenhouse.