Monday, May 24, 2010
A buttery fingerprint bird?
Or a smiling gorilla's face in the wood grain of my dresser?
I swear, I just get weirder all the time. I wonder if I could sell these on eBay?
Anyway, how was your weekend? Ours was short for me, and shorter for Shane. Poor guy...worked 12 hours on Thursday (in the rain), 14 hours on Friday (at least it was sunny for a change) and 8 hours on Saturday. I guess I should call him rich guy instead of poor guy -- that's a lot of overtime! Of course I'm not complaining about the money or that there is a good flow of work for him and the other guys right now. But I do worry a little when there are so many hours in so few days. His job is very physically demanding and the breaks are few.
But because he doesn't seem to be happy unless he's up and doing something, he was out in the yard yesterday doing yet more work. He was just starting on an additional compost bin for us -- using screws instead of nails -- when he ran a screwdriver bit through his thumbnail. He refused to go to the doctor. We've been through this kind of thing before and it looks like it will be ok, but we're keeping a close eye on it. (And yes, he's up to date on his tetanus shots; it's a work requirement for him.)
After I helped him get all of the tools and lumber put away, he found a fridge for us on craigslist, so we went to pick that up and bring it home...screw-driven thumb and all. It wasn't the refrigerator I wrote about a couple of days ago (the guy who wouldn't measure it for me). The one we ended up getting was free! It's a little newer than the one we have in the house, but the wrong color, so out in the garage it will stay. It will come in very handy this summer when the garden starts producing more.
Speaking of...we were able to cut about a pound of asparagus this year (not bad for it just being in its second year) and so far, we've pulled about 2 dozen radishes and a big handful of snow peas. I always love the first harvests, no matter how small.
Ours will be a short and busy week this week. Kat will miss her last day of 1st Grade on Friday because we are leaving for our long weekend getaway on Friday morning. (I can't imagine she'll miss anything important since it's just a half-day; they've been doing little more than playing at school for the last week anyway.) Between now and then I'll be doing all of my usual chores and also getting everything together so we can pack the van on Thursday evening. It should be a fun mini-vacation.
For those who sent healing thoughts to my friend Doug, thank you so much. The last I heard was from his cousin a while after I posted Friday night; she said he'd made a lot of progress that afternoon. I trust, since I haven't heard anything further from her, that he's continuing to progress with his recovery.
That's it for me. What's going on in your world this week? Do tell.